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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 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day yet again however we did have some pretty impressive swells around but nothing to be worried about. Once on anchor we had a large female very quickly...

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Daily Blog 28 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 27 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The bay had cleard up for a beautiful day out on the water. We headed into the Shallows and had a little wait for the sharks to show up...

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Daily Blog 26 February 2016 (Trip1) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We launched late today after some not so nice weather in the morning and whilst the swell and wind was still around this afternoon the rain had finished and the day cleared...

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Daily Blog 25 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful morning out on the sea with the sharks making it extra special. We had only a 10 minute wait for the sharks to appear...

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Daily Blog 24 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning started off overcast yet cleared in no time to a beautiful day...

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