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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 8 March Trip (1+2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning saw an early wake up for our divers as we launched from Kleinbaai harbour early due to the tides...

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Daily Blog 7 March 2016 (Trip 1+2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, March 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning started off with some menacingly grey clouds over the bay and some light rain just before we left the Great White House, however this cleared to a beautiful morning by the time we had finished our briefing and were on the way down to the harbour...

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Daily Blog 06 March 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, March 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The bay looked like glass this morning as we crossed into the Shallows, we had little to no swell or wind around...

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Daily Blog 05 March 2016 (Trip 1+2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, March 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning started of with an eerie mist covering the bay adding to the sharky feeling...

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Daily Blog 04 March 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, March 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A fantastic start to the day as we spotted our first shark as we were heading to our anchor site, and our second shark just as we were set the anchor down...

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Daily Blog 03 March 2016 Trip 1+2 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, March 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A wonderful start to the day as we spotted some Bryde’s whales on the way to our dive site...

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