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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 29 December 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Bright and early seems to be a theme for Marine Dynamics at the moment with another early launch onboard Slashfin...

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Daily Blog 28 December 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A beautiful Thursday in Gansbaai...

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Daily Blog 27 December 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Slashfin launched early and made its way into the shallows to find its anchor spot, and hopefully some white sharks..

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Daily Blog 26 December 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was the day after Christmas and all through the bay there were sharks stiring and even a ray...

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Daily Blog 24 December 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another early start, with the christmas lights in Gansbaai sparkling, we wondered what presents we'd be blessed with today at sea...

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Daily Blog 23 December 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another early start for Slashfin, we were yet again the first boat out, allowing us the choice of whichever anchor spot we wanted...

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