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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 15 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2+ 3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Shark cage diving is a lot like a safari. Sometimes you wait 5 minutes and sometimes you wait 2 hours..

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Daily Blog 12 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Today we weren’t just blessed with the presence of great white sharks, but by another species of shark as well- bronze whalers!

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Daily Blog 09 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day out on the water with out guests enjoying the sunshine and some fantastic shark activity...

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Daily Blog 08 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Whilst the weather pretictions for the day were not so nice we headed out early this morning for our first of two trips to a surprisingly nice day on the water...

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Daily Blog 07 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, November 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

We always love when we get to show our divers other species in the area. Today we had visits from numerous great white sharks, bronze whaler sharks, stingrays, and a blue moon jellyfish..

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Daily Blog 06 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, November 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Today was one of those exceptional days that you wish every day could be like. The weather was perfect and the sharks were active..

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