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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • If you see a white shark in the water don’t panic. Chances are high that the shark has already detected you and isn’t interested. White shark attacks are normally associated with poor visibility, so avoid murky conditions.

  • White sharks have a unique system called a “counter current heat exchange”, which keeps their body  tempreture +/- 7C above the surrounding water temperature. 

  • All sharks have an incredibly unique system on the tip of their nose called the “ampillae of Lorenzini”. These are small pores filled with a gel that transmits the electrical currents in the water to the shark’s brain so that it can assess its environment.

  • White sharks give birth to live young (not eggs), and they give birth to 6-8 pups at one time. Pups are usually between 1.0-1.5m in length and are born with teeth.

  • Body language has been a well documented form of shark communication and has identified body arching, jaw gaping, and other postures as specific social tactics.

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Daily Blog 02 August 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With some excellent conditions on the water today all we needed was sharks! And they turned up in force today...

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Daily Blog 01 August 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Bright and early for today's first trip as Slashfin launched with a group of photographers visiting the area...

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Daily Blog 31 July 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we headed out into a wonderfully calm morning, we had one thing on the mind! Sharks!

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Daily Blog 30 July 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a fantastic way to start the week, with the day spent out on sea with great conditions and of course Great White sharks...

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Daily Blog 29 July 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The harbour looked pleasant as we made our way down to Slashfin this morning however once we made our way out of the channel and into the bay we realised it was going to be a bit of a wild day, thankfully for our sightings too though...

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Daily Blog 28 July 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we headed out for our first trip this morning we got to our anchor spot as the sun was coming up over the mountains casting some beautiful rays across the cloud line...

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