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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 03 April 2017 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, April 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bit of a cloudy start to the day but this did nothing to dampen our shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 2 April 2017 (Trip 1+2+3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, April 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched as the sun was rising and got to see...

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Daily Blog 1 April 2017 (Trip 1+2+3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, April 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Good shark activity in the mornings, but it slowed down during the day...

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Daily Blog 30 March 2017 (Trip 1+2+3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The morning trip started with a little wait for our Great White sharks...

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Daily Blog 29 March 2017 (Trip1+2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we were escorted by a Sub Antarctic skua to our dive site...

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Daily Blog 28 March 2017 (Trip 1+2+3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Today we launched a little later than yesterday from the Kleinbaai harbour...

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