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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 05 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, May 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Daily Blog 04 May 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Saturday, May 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wild day out on sea today with some larger swells making for an adventurous journey out to our anchor spot in the Shallows and some wonderful sightings...

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Daily Blog 02 May 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, May 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Good morning Gansbaai! We had a golden start to the day with the spectacular sunrise enjoyed over the bay as we made our way into the Shallows...

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Daily Blog 01 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our day nice and early, ready to see some sharks. Once we got to the dive location our divers quickly geared up and we started waiting for our first animals to arrive

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Daily Blog 29 April 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Would it be too much to hope that the thick white mist that blanketed the bay this morning was a sign that a White shark may be lurking?..

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Daily Blog 28 April 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our trip in beautiful conditions with fog surrounding us but as soon as we got to the dive location it cleared up showing us a beautiful Gansbaai coastline

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