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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 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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Daily Blog 17 August 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched a little later this morning avoiding the rain and headed out into some stunning sunshine...

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Daily Blog 15 August 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Three days off the sea and our team were itching to get back on the water to see what was waiting out in the bay for us...

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Daily Blog 11 August 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out bright and early for our sunrise start this morning to the shallows!

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Daily Blog 10 August 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip of the day enjoyed the beautiful sunrise as we made our way around Danger Point from Gansbaai harbour, not our usual, Kleinbaai harbour due to low tide...

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