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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 23 August 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Out to the shallows to get sharky!

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Daily Blog 22 August 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out bright and early ready for some sharks this morning!!!

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Daily Blog 21 August 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A chilly, early morning start as our first trip saw Slashfin launching from the harbour with the sunrise...

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Daily Blog 20 August 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The crew of Slashfin picked up on something fishy quickly this morning as a shadow was seen far out from the boat before darting deep....

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Daily Blog 19 August 2018 | White Shark Diving In Gansbaai

Sunday, August 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Waking up before dawn is probably not what you would have in mind when on holidays however visitors to South africa would understand that when it comes to many activities in this beautiful country being up and at 'em with the sunrise is a must...

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Daily Blog 18 August 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With three trips on the cards today, we headed out bright and early to get the most out of the day...

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