• 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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Job Opportunities at Marine Dynamics

Monday, May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics and their partner companies have a reservation postition available. What to expect and how to apply.

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Great White Sharks hunted by Orcas in Gansbaai

Monday, May 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A timeline of deceased Great White Sharks found around the Gansbaai and Struisbaai area, due to Orca predations. Read the full blog for more information on the results of the necropsies by our marine biologists.

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Marine Dynamics unveils artwork Kings Of The Sea in honour of Great White Sharks

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The great white sharks are known as the Kings of the Seas...

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Great white sharks scarcity in Gansbaai February 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments


Last year in January 2016, the great white shark diving industry based in Gansbaai South Africa experienced a challenging period where practically no white sharks were observed at any boat-for almost an entire month...

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HMS Birkenhead Commemoration 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Cruises launched their boats to commemorate the 165th anniversary of the HMS Birkenhead.

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09 February 2017 | Deceased Great White Shark

Friday, February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments


At 7 am this morning a deceased white shark Carcharodon carcharias was reported to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust by Anton Barnard in Pearly Beach...

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