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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 20 August 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We launched bleary eyed and in semi darkness this morning from Gansbaai harbour and made our way around Danger Point to be met with the sight of two Southern Right whales frolicking in the light from the rising sun...

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Daily Blog 19 August 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Scarlett – “I moustache you guys in the cage a question”

Cage divers – “Shave it for later Scarlett, we wanna see your moves!”

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Daily Blog 18 August 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Slashfin, her crew and guests had a later start this morning with the tide only allowing us to launch at 9am. We headed into the Shallows and on to anchor to play the wildlife waiting game...

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Daily Blog 17 August 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Early starts are the worst, but when there are sharks on the cards, hey you gotta do what ya gotta do!

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Daily Blog 14 August 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Do sharks complain about Mondays? No. They’re up early biting stuff, chasing things, being awesome – reminding everyone that they’re a shark...

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Daily Blog 13 August 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” Mini-Nemo, our iconic White Shark must’ve heard Dory’s wise words as he joined us on all three trips today!

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