open
<
1/6
  • 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.

>

Marine Dynamics Blog

Book Now

Daily blog 04 April 2016 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Due to low tide we launched from Gansbaai harbour...

Read More »

Daily Blog 3 April 2016 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, April 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After two no sea days we had an early start with a beautiful sunrise over the bay...

Read More »

Daily Blog 31 March 2016 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The morning did start overcast and early, but we had sharks after a few minutes...

Read More »

Daily Blog 29 March 2016 Trip 1+2 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A stunning sunrise launch was followed by some excellent shark sightings...

Read More »

Daily Blog 28 March 2016 Trip 1+2 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, March 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was great to be back on the water after a no sea day...

Read More »

Daily Blog 26 March 2016 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, March 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Although it was overcast and drizzling while we were heading to our dive site we had fantastic shark sightings...

Read More »