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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 27 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A stunning Saturday out on the bay with little to no wind and a slight swell rolling through...

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Daily Blog 26 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A stunning Friday at sea with the bays water resembling glass as we experienced no swell and wind...

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Daily Blog 25 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

An overcast start to the day but it did not take long for the sky to clear for a beautiful day out on sea with some fantastic conditions as a low swell and a very slight wind was seen in the bay...

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Daily Blog 24 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our trip nice and early with a little bit of mist

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Daily Blog 23 April 2019 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

An early start for Slashfin this morning as we headed to the Shallows!

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Daily Blog 22 April 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This monday morning was an early one for those joining Marine Dynamics for a bit of shark cage diving...

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