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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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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 14 October 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Daily Blog 13 October 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 12 October 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning was an early start for our guests and crew as we tried our best to get on the water before the wind and swell really picked up...

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Daily Blog 11 October 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

How to survive Wednesdays? Go shark cage diving and spice up that midweek funk!

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Daily Blog 10 October 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We hoped that yesterday afternoon’s White shark sighting was a good sign for things to come and headed out onto the water hoping that we would see something again today but also anxious to be honest as wildlife is unpredictable, something the last few months has certainly proved here in Gansbaai...

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