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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 07 November 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bit of a sleep in for the staff and guests of Marine Dynamics today with later launches due to conditions and tides...

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Daily Blog 6 November 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, November 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The dawn of a new week and we headed out bright and early this morning!

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Daily Blog 05 November 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, November 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a day to end the week on! The conditions were absolutely stunning with the temperature rising both in the water and above, the sun shining, little to no swell and a very slight wind...

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Daily Blog 4 November 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, November 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Saturday in the shallows hoping for sharks!!!

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Daily Blog 02 November 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, November 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Rain didn’t stop the copper sharks from strutting their stuff this morning...

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Daily Blog 01 November 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The start of a new month as we move ever so closer to the end of the year...we hoped we would start off November with a “Great White” day...

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