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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 22 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What an incredible adventure we had today. Even though the winds were picking up we managed to enjoy not one but FOUR great white sharks!

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Daily Blog 21 July 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Whilst many people were probably enjoying a sleep in this chilly Sunday morning the crew and guests on board Slashfin were busy chasing the rising sun and sharks!..

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Daily Blog 20 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Fortunately for us, sharks don't take their weekends off! What a beautiful Saturday filled with sharks and fun out at sea!

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Daily Blog 17 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It might have been a bit swelly and windy but it proved to be that sharks don't care about those things - what an amazing trip filled with sharks!

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Daily Blog 16 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our tours might be called shark cage diving, but we can really get anything over here...

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Daily Blog 15 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

When Monday is full of sharks and sunshine it becomes Funday!

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