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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 28 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a later launch for our morning trip today as our first group headed out at 10am...

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Daily Blog 27 October 2016 (Trip 1 +2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Due to the tide, we launched our first trip from Gansbaai harbor today. The sun was peaking out from behind the clouds and our divers were anxious to meet the white sharks..

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Daily Blog 26 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a beautiful day to spend out on the water and of course diving and watching White sharks. This morning's trip started off well with the first shark spotted only 20 minutes after arrival...

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Daily Blog 25 October 2016 (Trip 1 +2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Today was one of those days that we dream of having every day. It began quickly with a 10 minute wait on our first trip before the first shark arrived..

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Daily Blog 24 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip of the day launched bright and early and the sharks appeared about 30 minutes after we did...

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Daily Blog 23 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were joined by a father and two sons visiting from Manchester, United Kingdom this morning who have seen the two largest shark species presently known in the world, a Whale shark and a Basking shark, and were hoping to catch a glimpse of the largest predatory shark...

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