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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 12 March 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: Cage Diving, Cape fur seal, Gansbaai, Great White Shark, Kleinbaai, Seal, south africa, 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 comment: 
“Excellent trip and a great experience!” ~ Daina

“Suns out, guns out. Thank you for a great day.” ~ Michael, Jed, Edd and John

“What a great experience. Thx." ~ Inge & Marloes

12/03/2019

Location: Joubertsdam 

Water Temperature: 13.2°C + 

Depth: 8m + 

Visibility: 0.5m + 

Conditions: Cloudy in the morning, with the sun breaking through in the afternoon.

After yesterday's stormy weather, a few clouds still lingered in the sky, but on a flat sea, we quickly arrived at our dive site and our divers climbed into their wetsuits. Luckily we didn't have to wait long for our guest to arrive - a small white shark snuck up from behind our boat and almost surprised our divers in the cage. The shark turned out to be surprisingly active and came around again and again to entertain our guests. One of our local Cape fur seals was also brave enough to visit our cage, and tempted fate by swimming right behind and next to the white shark. With the sun breaking through, it was an amazing trip out at sea. 

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