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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 18 September 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched a little later this morning to try and avoid the rain!

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Daily Blog 16 September 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful Sunday morning greeted us today with great conditions both above water and also underwater, with calm seas, blue skies and clear water...

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Daily Blog 15 September 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An early morning start this Saturday for our first group as we launched from Kleinbaai harbour and made our way into the Shallows. We waited on anchor for some time before our first shark appeared...

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Daily Blog 14 September 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After a couple of days off the water due to bad weather we were back at it again today!

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Daily Blog 11 September 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched bright and early this morning on our mission to find the sharks...

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Daily Blog 10 September 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The lower tide called for a Gansbaai launch again this morning and we enjoyed a pleasent cruise around Danger Point...

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