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winter sharks in gansbaai

Gansbaai in South Africa is the only place in the world where you can safely go cage diving with Great White Sharks all year round. And believe it or not, the winter season is the best time to do this bucket list adventure.

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The shark's ability to inflict killer damage on anything it grabs, however, probably is due to saw-like teeth and not the amount of bite force, the study researchers say. Once a great white clamps down on a prey with its razor-sharp teeth, the shark often shakes the catch from side to side to initiate a sawing action. The jaws work like a set of pliers, where pliers with long handles would let you grab an item with more force than pliers with short handles.

While a great white shark’s 300 serrated teeth are an amazing hunting adaptation, what’s even more amazing is their replaceability. In a lifetime, each shark can grow up to 20,000 of them. 

shark senses gaping mouth

When this predator comes for you, you don't see the shark, you just see two-inch triangular teeth. For decades this ancient hunting machine has terrified beachgoers across the globe.

 

Seasickness is a form of motion sic­kness. It's triggered when parts of your body that detect motion, like your eyes and inner ear, send unexpected or conflicting messages to the brain. Another way to say it is that it's a reaction to real, perceived or anticipated motion.

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While the majority of our passengers usually do not experience seasickness, many of our guest’s number one fear is becoming seasick during the trip.

A boat’s movement can cause stress on your balance system which leaves you sick to your stomach, with headaches and feeling the worst you’ve felt in a while (which is why we want you to avoid seasickness on your shark cage diving tour).

Each year, great white sharks that forage in waters off the central California coast migrate as much as 2,500 miles (4,000 km) over the open ocean, to other feeding grounds in the Pacific Ocean. A team of scientists investigating the tracks of four great white sharks, using data from satellite tags, have found evidence that these non-stop journeys are fueled by lipids, or fat, stored in the sharks’ large livers.

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No. 8 Swart Street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa

GPS: 34° 36'52"S - 19º 21'18"E

Phone: +27 (0) 28 384 1418

Mobile: +27 (0) 83 300 2138

E-Mail:  brian@sharkcagediving.net

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