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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 13 June 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today was one of those days when everything seemed perfect, the conditions were amazing with some of the flattest seas we have seen in sometime...

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Daily Blog 12 June 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

A great day with great weather.. and a great white shark!!

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Daily Blog 11 June 2018 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Sharky, sharky, where are you??

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Daily Blog 10 June 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Off we went back to the shallows after a day off the sea due to bad weather.

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Daily Blog 08 June 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, June 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Slashfin launched from Kleinbaai harbour with high hopes for today, especially when our skipper spotted dolphins as we passed the surf line!

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Daily Blog 07 June 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, June 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Sharks and whales you say?

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