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

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.


The great white sharks are known as the Kings of the Seas. In honour of the legendary predator that Marine Dynamics has the privilege of working with every day, Wilfred Chivell commissioned an artwork to preside over Kleinbaai harbour. The mythical king of the sea, Poseidon, seemed a perfect fit with the sharks, and artist Jenna Harris combined the two to create a stunning visual that will create photographic opportunities for residents and visitors.

The artwork was officially unveiled on the 15th April by Deputy Mayor of the Overstrand, Dudley Coetzee, and the moment shared with the public. “I want the people of Gansbaai to enjoy this artwork and the stunning backgrounds that can be achieved. The Hermanus cliff path artworks provided inspiration and I wanted to create something similar for our area,” said Wilfred Chivell.

Artist, Jenna Harris, is Durban born and is in her final year articles at Deloitte to qualify as a Chartered Accountant.  She has a love for art, in particular painting and drawing, inspired by her mother who is a professional artist. Passionate about the ocean, Harris was happy to work on this project. Harris also created the poetry on the plaque that reads: ‘Mindful of these great white soldiers, I can hear the ocean’s plight. This, one of the last safe havens, A kingdom of light.’

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