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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 22 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

We launched from Kleinbaai harbor this morning with clouds overhead and our fingers crossed for some great white shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 21 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Our guests this morning were met with overcast skies and a light rain as well as some choppy conditions in the bay however the shark activity did not mirror these gloomy conditions but was in fact bright and exciting...

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Daily Blog 20 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

It was a beautiful day today with brilliant sunshine highlighting the sharks as they approached..

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Daily Blog 19 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Today was a perfect day. The sun was shining, the wind kept everyone cool, and the sharks were out in numbers...

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Daily Blog 18 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Rise and shine shark cage divers it's time to go find those elusive White sharks! We launched early from Kleinbaai harbour this morning...

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Daily Blog 17 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Our group this morning patiently waited 30 minutes for the first shark to show up which happened to be one of the most recently tagged sharks in the Dyer Island Conservation Trust's telemetry studies...

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