• 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 03 April 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

The day began with the sun rising behind the mountains, giving us a beautiful sunrise as we ventured out to sea. We were hopeful for what the day would bring us after having consistent white shark sightings for several weeks...

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Daily Blog 02 April 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, April 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Early starters get sunrises and sharks...

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Daily Blog 01 April 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, April 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Happy Easter to our friends around the world.....

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Daily Blog 31 March 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

The sky was cloudy, but the sharks still came out to play....

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Daily Blog 30 March 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Well the weather might have been all doom and gloom throughout the day and whilst a little bit of rain may affect our moods not so much is said for the sharks, who of course don't mind a little bit of water...

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Daily Blog 29 March 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Out on the water early this morning to beat the tide meant we were first to the shallows!

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