• 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 24 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Although it is believed to be the slower season for the sharks, we didn’t even wait for half an hour to see the first Great White shark around ‘Slashfin’ our vessel...

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Daily Blog 23 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A blanket of White covered the bay today as we headed out this morning with mist hiding the Islands and much of the coastline. The sharks appeared as the mist started to disappear...

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Daily Blog 22 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a fantastic day to end the week. The conditions were enjoyable this morning as we headed out of Kleinbaai harbour and into the Shallows...

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Daily Blog 21 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Starting the day early we had sharks around the boat within 45 minutes with one of the small male White sharks appearing at Slashfin this morning and starting the trip off with some fantastic activity...

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Daily Blog 20 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a gloomy start to the day but with time the rain stopped and the clouds cleared. The sharks didn't mind the weather and it didn't take long for them to show up...

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Daily Blog 19 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning we were greeted with bleak, grey skies threating to rain down on us and thats exactly what it did as we were preparing to leave the Great White House for Slashfin...

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