• 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 18 June 2016 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we launched and it was still dark, but you could see the clouds shining in red from the rising sun...

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Daily Blog 17 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were back on the sea again after two days off due to some nastier sea conditions and whilst it had calmed down today...

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Daily Blog 14 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An early wake up call for our visitors and White sharks this morning. We launched with some swell and winds present making the water a little choppy but not too bad at all...

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Daily Blog 13 June 2016 (Trip 1) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Our one nd only trip for the day launched and made our way out to the Geldsteen, flanked by our flying guards, the Sub-Antartic Skua...

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Daily Blog 12 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, June 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We launched at dawn with pink spanning across the horizon as the sun rose. Back to the Geldsteen we went ...

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Daily Blog 11 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were back on the water after a day off due to some bad weather conditions, however the conditions had carried on a little into today...

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