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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 04 June 2012 | White Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, June 05, 2012 |  0 Comment Tags: 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: “Nicola was very informative, excited and energetic! The crew was the same. The sharks were giant and it was a once in a lifetime experience!” James Accordino.

“Eco-tourism at its best! The biologists were knowledgeable and the sharks were treated with respect!” Dave Wanik.

“I have been wanting to do this trip for years. So glad I did it and so glad I chose to do it with Marine Dynamics. Incredible day, 17 sharks! Can I do it again?” Scott Gair.


04/06/2012
Location:
Gelsteen
Water Temperature: 16.6 'C
Depth: 9.1m
Visibility: 7.5m
Number of Sharks: 17
Conditions: Sunny and calm conditions!

What a phenomenal day! We were graced with exceptional weather conditions and amazing shark activity! We barely had to wait two seconds for our first pair of sharks to arrive on the scene! After that they just kept coming and stayed throughout! The visibility was initially about ten meters, however as the trip progressed it decreased significantly with time. The visibility was still very good, but not exceptional. We had a range of ages amongst our clients, both young and mature and everyone had a good time! A fantastic trip...
 

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White Shark Cage Diving in South Africa 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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