open
<
1/6
  • 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.

>

Sharkwatch SA Blog

Book Now

Daily Trip 30 April 2012 | Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 |  0 Comment Tags: shark cage diving, Wilsons storm petrel,

Author: Nicola Stelluto (Environmental Ecologist)
My initial love for the environment occurred at a young age when my father and I use to watch animal documentaries on Sunday evenings. I was hooked on anything ocean related when I saw these amazing submersibles going to such extreme depth in the ocean and discovering previously unseen things. To be the first to go somewhere where no one has been before was the first thing that attracted me to the field of natural sciences.

Guest comment: “Thank you very much for this unforgettable experience! This has been a dream come true! I will be back! Thanks again.” Sharlene Rasmussen.

30/04/2012

Location:
Shark Alley
Water Temperature: 15.2 'C
Depth: 11.4m
Visibility: 4m
Number of Sharks: 5
Conditions: windy later in the day.
 
We had a very early start to our day this morning, due to the fact that they had predicted a change in weather conditions later in the afternoon. We were one of two boats out on the water and found great conditions in Shark Alley. The sharks were quick to arrive and gave some nice passes for the guys in the cage! It was however a bit difficult for some of the clients to get that perfect out of the water photos due to the glare factor on the surface. The largest shark was around the 4 meter mark and one of the sharks was missing the tip of its fin, it seems to have occurred from a bite. Another successful trip...
 

Go Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

comments powered by Disqus