• 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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Blue Flag Certification 2019/2020 Season

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 |  0 Comment

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.

Marine Dynamics and sister company Dyer Island Cruises have been awarded Blue Flag certification for the fourth consecutive year. Only ten boats in South Africa were awarded Blue Flag status and three of our vessels form part of this select group:

  1. Slashfin
  2. Dream Catcher
  3. Whale Whisperer

This will the 19th Blue Flag season for South Africa although Blue Flag started internationally in 1987. Boat-based tourism activities were only certified as of 2016 in South Africa. Our whale watching vessel, Whale Whisperer, was the first pilot vessel to receive Blue Flag status in South Africa prior to 2016.

Blue Flag is an international annual audited certification which focuses on the environmental management of our coastline and coastal waters to help tourism growth and development. Although it’s a voluntary eco-label, it’s become an international symbol of quality for beaches, boats and marinas that meet a standard of excellence in the areas of safety, amenities, cleanliness, environmental information and environmental management. The trusted eco-label provides our local beachgoers as well as domestic and international holidaymakers with the assurance of world-class beaches offering safe, clean and well-managed facilities.

“Blue Flag offers much more than status; it offers a management tool for acceptable living and operating conditions and guidelines to maintain these standards. It motivates long term healthy decision making’’, opening address by Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt, Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member of Spatial Planning and Environment, at the Blue Flag Launch.

The Blue Flag programme has been locally managed by WESSA since 2001 in partnership with participating coastal municipalities.


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