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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 26 March 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: cage dive, Cape Town, Copper shark, Great White Shark, Kleinbaai, shark, 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: “Great Team, everyone took care of use, prepared everything great. Awesome!!”– Nick

“What an amazing experience, once in a lifetime! Very well organised” – Ahaana

“Incredible experience, Life Changing!” – Shaelyn

26/03/2019

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 13.6°C + 13.9°C

Depth: 8.1m + 10.5m

Visibility: 1m + 1m

Conditions: Gentle swell with a slight breeze otherwise sunny

We headed out to the shallows bright and early this morning! As we got our guests geared up, we got our first shark around the boat and it was a curious copper shark. As we got our divers into the cage our first white shark popped up and it was the feisty male from yesterday afternoon. He demonstrated some immense power this morning stunning our guests in the cage with his might. Next up we had white and bite, who cruised around the cage gracefully for some stunning passes. Our third shark was Clubtail, she was also super chilled this morning gently cruising around. And finally we had the small 2m female to finish up an awesome trip.

For our second trip, we headed back to the shallows and were quickly joined by an awesome 4.2m female, and the shrortl after the same 2m female from the previous trip. We had a couple more copper sharks on this trip and then clubtail joined us for some lovely passes towards the end of what was an epic 2 trips.

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