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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 18 March 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Slashfin was the first boat out on the bay this morning, with the area to ourselves for a little while we had our first shark within 15 minutes of anchoring...

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Daily Blog 17 March 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip of the day launched bright and early to a stunning morning on the water...

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Daily Blog 16 March 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The conditions had changed for the better since yesterday with the swell and wind decreasing and bright clear skies from the get go with our first trip launching early in the beautiful weather...

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Daily Blog 15 March 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bit of a drizzling start to the day with some early morning rain however this cleared and gave way to a beautiful day...

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Daily Blog 14 March 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning's trip tested all our patience with a 2.5 hour wait for our first shark sighting, the good news is that it was a beautiful day to be out on the water and eventually we did have some amazing shark views...

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Daily Blog 13 March 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful morning out on sea with some chilly but great conditions and a shark arriving just after we did...

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