• 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 Receives Award at World Travel Market in London


Marine Dynamics received “Highly Commended” award at the annual Responsible Tourism Awards at World Travel Market in London. World Travel Market London is the leading global event for the travel industry, generating more than £2.8 billion of business contracts between attendees. Now in its 37th year, this show attracts a global audience that shape the travel industry.

Shark and whale tourism by Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Cruises is making a real difference to conservation and community in the unique Dyer Island ecosystem. To be recognised through international awards highlights the critical work and the species, Great White sharks and the endangered African penguin and the rest of the Marine Big 5 – dolphins, seals and whales. Marine Dynamic’s mission is to discover, protect and educate and every day works hard to change perceptions and encourage behaviour change believing that we can all make a difference.

Marine Dynamics is helping to position South Africa as a competitive global destination with unique attractions, and is spreading the valuable message of marine conservation around the world.

“Getting to know more about each other remains one of the most important hopes for the peaceful future of the planet. If we are really to understand each other better, then we need to be reminded to travel carefully and thoughtfully, listening to people along the way and respecting the world we are privileged to travel through. The Responsible Tourism Awards are one of the most important ways in which we can understand how to travel better” – Michael Pali

We would also like to congratulate our Tourism Partner, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, on receiving their award for “Best for Accommodation”.

A big thank you to all those who support our company and conservation work and recognise that ‘Your Choice Makes a Difference’.

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