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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 14 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The first tour of the day was really treated to a diverse and wonderful time on the water...

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Daily Blog 12 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With a South Easterly blowing, we set out in the hopes of catching up with our favourite sharky friends...

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Daily Blog 11 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A wonderful day out on the deep blue with a bit of a breeze blowing...

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Daily Blog 10 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We had some epic shark activity on a perfect sea day...

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Daily Blog 09 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out a little later this morning to the shallows...

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Daily Blog 08 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, October 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Gansbaai launch this morning, due to the tide, where we encountered whales passed Danger point!

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