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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 09 February 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, February 09, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronzie, Cage Diving, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Great White Shark, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, White Shark,

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:
"Amazing time today! Crew was fantastic. Highly recommend." ~ Leigh

"Awesome trip, great knowledge and very professional!" ~ Shaun

"Stunning! Was an amazing experience!" ~ Karen

09/02/2019

Location:
Joubertsdam

Temperature: 15.0°C + 14.9°C

Depth: 9.9m + 9.2m

Visibility: 1m + 1.5m

Conditions: Beautiful sunny day on a flat sea, with a slight breeze.

We left early this morning to our dive site in The Shallows. This morning's trip was unique as we had a small film crew on board. We soon arrived at our site and the crew placed the cage in the water. Our guests got into their wetsuits and soon the first Copper sharks arrived. It was a beautiful morning out at sea. Soon our guests and film crew were greeted by the majestic sight of a Great White Shark. This, with the Copper sharks, made for an amazing morning trip.  

For our second trip we once again headed back to our dive site. Our guests received their wetsuits and it wasn't long before the Copper sharks were back. Our divers climbed into the cage and were thrilled by these sharks as they passed close by the cage. However, soon our guests were shocked by the sudden arrival of the Great White Shark from this morning. She made several lunges passed our cage, and our guests had a fantastic time - both in the cage, and on board. 

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