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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 03 November 2016 (Trip 1) | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a wild and windy day out in the bay this morning with our one and only trip launching into come choppy conditions. We arrived on anchor just after 7am...

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Daily Blog 02 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A little bit of a lay in for our guests and sharks this morning with Slashfin launching an hour later than our usual 7am. Once out on anchor the sharks took close to 40 minutes to arrive...

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Daily Blog 01 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

It was a great day today with great shark activity...

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Daily Blog 31 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We wondered what would the first day of the week but last day of the month have install for us?...

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Daily Blog 30 October 2016 (Trip 1 +2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, November 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Sunshine, sharks and whales. What more could we ask for?

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Daily Blog 29 October 2016 (Trip 1 +2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

The sharks were out in numbers today, and they were also quite active. Our first trip had a mere 10 minute wait before the iconic “Scarlett” arrived...

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