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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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Great White Sharks

Of the estimated 350 plus shark species in the world, the iconic Great White has always fascinated mankind the most - for various reason.

Shark Facts

Have you heard that white sharks can detect faint movements like a single fish swimming in the distance or even a heart beat?  Our Shark Facts will teach you all you ever wanted to know about Sharks.

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It is believed that there are less than 5 000 Great White Sharks left on the planet, and recent estimates suggest that 2 000 of these are to be found in South African waters.

Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Known as the Great White Shark Cage Diving Hotspot of the world South Africa offers unrivalled encounters with one of the worlds most feared predators alive.

Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town is a top adrenaline activity to experience when visiting the Mother City, book your spot on the next shark dive trip today!