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

Monday, February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was another beautiful day to be out in the fresh sea air. The sharks also seem to be warming up...

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Daily Blog 21 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, February 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Rise and shine cage divers its' time to see some White sharks! A beautiful sunrise met us as we headed out...

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Daily Blog 20 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, February 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today we launched a little later due to some stronger winds that were predicted to be around, this gave our guests a little sleep in...

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Daily Blog 19 February 2016(Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today was one of those days that made you feel privilaged to be out on the water enjoying the incredible animals and scenery this area has to offer...

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Daily Blog 18 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 16 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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