• Shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South Africa with Marine Dynamics. Experience the exceptional and come face to face with a great white shark! 

  • The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m. In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m.

  • 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 30 November 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics,

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 Comments:

" Thank you for the once in a lifetime experience. Truly amazing.
We will never forget it! Thank you to all the crew!! 100%"
- Ricky

" Awesome experience! Thank you!"
- Bj & Becky


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Cape fur seal, Broadnose sevengill cowshark

Trip 1.

We were all prepared for a little westerly wind today! Luckily the warm summer sun was out to keep us warm. As soon as we anchored our divers changed quickly into their wetsuits and were ready to get in with the Bronze whaler sharks, that were already waiting! We enjoyed the beautifully clear visibility and plenty of sharks throughout the whole trip, and just before we left our anchor site, a male Cape fur seal wished us goodbye! 

Thanks to all our guests for joining us today!

Trip 2.

We started off our second trip later in the morning. The wind was blowing but it was nice and warm and the swell was rather low. As we got to the anchor the sharks came to us almost immediately! We had so much fun diving with bronze whalers, and even a cape fur seal popped by to say hello. And as a cherry on top - we had a broadnose sevengill shark coming to us too, with a few brief but exciting sightings.

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