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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 07 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, October 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With 2 trips today we launched a little later this morning, and headed straight for the shallows...

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Daily Blog 06 October 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, October 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched from Gansbaai harbour this morning and headed round Danger Point for a lovely ride to the shallows...

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Daily Blog 05 October 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, October 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a lovely morning as we left the harbour and headed to our anchor site at the shallows...

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Daily Blog 04 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we left a bit later, but once we got to our anchor site at the shallows, a great white shark approached SF very quickly...

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Daily Blog 03 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We ventured out this morning into lovely sunshine and were eager to get out and see some sharks.

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Daily Blog 01 October 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another early morning start as the Marine Dynamics crew and first trip guests headed out of Kleinbaai just after 7am....

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