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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 trip 27 May 2012 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, May 27, 2012 |  1 Comment Tags: Dyer Island, shark cage diving,

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: “My 2nd trip with Marine Dynamics this week, awesome! Keep up the good work guys. Best Fishes XXX!” Andy

“Majestic plus my gal brought the burley (chum)! Hahaha.” Ky.

27/05/2012
Location:
Shark Alley
Water Temperature: 16.5 'C
Depth: 11.6m
Visibility: 4.0m
Number of Sharks: 8
Conditions: Swell and sunny.

The action still continues with Marine Dynamics shark cage diving! We had an awesome spot to ourselves in Shark Alley with no distractions from other vessels! The activity was stupendous with no waiting time, when we were putting the cage in the water our first shark arrived at the boat! The Australians on board gave credit to the South African Great whites and mentioned that our sharks are really impressive! This is how we do it here in SA... 


 

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then White Shark 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.

 

 

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