• 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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On the Tracks of the Great White Shark (Episode 2)

Monday, April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

In 2014 we met Dr. Primo Micarelli and his group of scientists from the “Centro Studi Squali” (Study Centre of Sharks) situated in Massa Marittima, Tuscany, Italy. They once again joined the Marine Dynamics crew in Kleinbaai for a week long study expedition on Great White Sharks...

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Ingrid is Charlize, Charlize is Ingrid!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments


In March 2012 a 3.4m white shark was lifted on board the vessel Ocearch during their first South African expedition to satellite tag great white sharks in Mossel Bay. The shark was named Charlise (after the South African actress Charlise Theron). An internal R-code acoustic transmitter was inserted in the shark then the crew decided based on her weak condition not to SPOT tag her. She was released immediately...

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Malcolm X returns 01 April 2015

Thursday, April 02, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today saw the return of one of Marine Dynamics and my own favourites, “Malcolm X”.... 

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Shark Stanley

Monday, March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics teams up with Shark Stanley again...

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Our Oldest Shark Cage Diver Ever!

Monday, March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Wow, a 100 year old shark cage diver...

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Injured Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin | 10 March 2014

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Injured Bottlenose dolphin sustained an injury through a possible shark encounter...

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