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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 08 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, August 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It looked a bit gloomy just before the trip with rain falling and grey skies, but once we walked to the harbour it cleared up and the sun came out! Another beautiful day with sharks!

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Daily Blog 07 August 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Look out, Slashfin and her crew were back on sea again after a two day break due to winter conditions moving through the area...

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Daily Blog 04 August 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, August 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bright and early launch which was not so bright as we headed to sea just before sunrise however once on anchor the sky began to lighten just in time for our first shark to appear....

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Daily Blog 03 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, August 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched today just after the sunrise, and had an awesome day out at sea with some calm waters and lots of sunshine!

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Daily Blog 02 August 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Friday, August 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It's finally friday and sharks are ready to party as well! Another incredible day out at sea!

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Daily Blog 01 August 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, August 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A thrilling Thursday out on sea with the sea conditions lessening from earlier on in the week...

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