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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 09 October 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our first trip this morning saw us head straight to the shallows...

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Daily Blog 07 October 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, October 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we left into the gloom this morning, we were ready to get sharky!

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Daily Blog 06 October 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, October 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Another bright and early start, we hoped the White sharks would also be...

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Daily Blog 05 October 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, October 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We launched at the early time of 6:30am, with the rising sun guiding us onto anchor in the Shallows, but not before we passed multiple Southern Right whales...

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Daily Blog 02 October 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, October 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Mondays… They’re often a drag, but not for our white sharks!

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Daily Blog 01 October 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, October 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Sunday morning is a time of rest for many people, waking up late, enjoying the last day of the week however no such thing happens around here with our first trip launching at the bright and early hour of 7am...

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