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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 05 Feb 2012

Monday, February 06, 2012 |  0 Comment Tags: daily trip, exclusive trip, 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.

First trip: Guest comment-“Very nice trip, we had lots of fun. Gracias Mucho! Viva Sud Africa, Viva Mexico.” Antonio and Vicky Jimenez.
 
The clients were very happy with the entire experience! Our local female shark (Rosi) put on a great show as always. We did have strong winds, but the spirits remained high.
 
Second trip: Guest comment- “Awesome and excellent organisation.” Hayd Houton.
 
Rosi was present once again and she loved the camera! Although there weren’t many sharks, the ones that were there came to play! The Australians were not expecting the cold water, but they couldn’t get enough of the action. There were some great photos as well!
 
05/02/2012
Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 13.1'C
Depth: 9m
Visibility:2m
Number of Sharks: 8 total
Conditions: winds with small swell
 

 

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