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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 10 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, January 10, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronzies, Cage Diving, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, Sevengill shark, shark cage diving,

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)
Marine Dynamics is a Shark Cage Diving company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is known as a hotspot for the Great White Shark and the best place in the world to see and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment.

Guest Comments:
"Awesome!! Best experience with an amazing crew. Def will come back. " ~ Danell

"Great trip! A really warm and fantastic crew!" ~ Ankita & Saurabh

"Fantastic! Happy to learn about the conservation efforts and science being performed." ~ Lindie & Peter

10/01/2019

Location:
Joubertsdam

Temperature: 15.1°C + 15.0°C

Depth: 8m + 8m

Visibility:  1m + 1m 

Conditions: Slightly overcast, with wind picking up in the afternoon. 

This morning we headed out onto sea very early. While dark clouds were gathering on the horizon, the sea was still flat as we headed towards our dive site. Once we arrived, our divers jumped into their wetsuits and it wasn't long for the first sharks to arrive. Our divers were thrilled by the sight of the Copper sharks around the boat. And a Cape fur seal briefly popped his head up for a view before disappearing into the water depths. Overall a great morning to be out at sea. 

For our second trip we headed back to our regular dive spot, and soon the Copper sharks arrived as well. Our divers quickly jumped into the cage, and were thrilled by the sharks coming so incredibly close. We were briefly visited by a Sevengill shark, who briefly appeared near our cage, before disappearing in the deep. Towards the end of the trip the wind slowly started to pick up. However, this did not deter our divers from having a great time on the boat.



 

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