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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 06 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, August 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The seasons are changing, the sharks are moving and so are we. We started our morning in the Geldsteen, our dive location by the islands...

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Daily Blog 05 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, August 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An early start for Marine Dynamics and our visitors this morning as we left the harbour with the sun rising...

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Daily Blog 04 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving in Gansbaai

Saturday, August 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was another beautiful early morning start with a gorgeous sunrise and a group of very excited divers. We anchored at the Geldsteen hoping for another great day at sea and were not disappointed!...

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Daily Blog 02 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An early but beautiful start to the day as we headed out of the harbour with the sun rising over the bay....

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Daily Blog 01 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we launched out of Gansbaai harbor this morning, due to low tides, we were blessed with a beautiful sunrise as the sun peaked out from behind Gansbaai mountain. A beautiful orange glow reflected off the water and we knew it was going to be another great day at sea...

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Daily Blog 31 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, July 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We couldnt have asked for a more beautiful winter day. Our day began with the sun shining and the sound of birds chirping..

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