• 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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Daily Blog 07 August 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, August 07, 2017 |  0 Comment Tags: Cage Dive SA, Great White Shark, Marine Dynamics, White Shark, White shark cage diving,

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.

Guest comment: “Amazing experience, very well organised. People very kind and interesting to talk to” – Charles

“Such a memorable experience. Really enjoyed spotting 4 sharks today and learned a lot about sharks from our biologist”– Jay + Sherry

“Very well looked after, professional crew. Glad we picked you guys, Thanks so much!”– Lee + Annie


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 15.2°C + 15.2°C + 15.3°C
Depth: 7.1 + 7.0 + 8.0
Visibility: 2.0 + 2.0 + 2.0
Number of Sharks: 2 + 4 + 4
Conditions: A crisp morning launch with sunny skies burning the morning cloud away

We’ve held our nerve over the last few weeks and we were truly rewarded today. Our first trip launched early with the moon slowly setting behind Danger Point Lighthouse. As we arrived at the shallows and the dark turned to light, we were greeted just 10 minutes after arriving by the large 3.5m female White Shark that was spotted yesterday. She continued to glide past us as we got our guests geared up and into the cage. After some stunning passes, we were joined by the smaller and distinctly more scarred female from yesterday. She was on form this morning, giving us some great aerial action and jawsome underwater sighting. Towards the end of our trip, a very brave seal joined us around the boat while the smaller female patrolled! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect start to Monday and the coming week. Since we needed to wait for the tide to be favourable for us to dock back in the harbour this morning, we went to check out the seals and Shark Alley. The seals will have to be careful over the coming days!

Our second trip launched as the morning was gradually getting warmer. We arrived back in the Shallows and got the cage nicely secured to the boat for our next eager group of guests. Again it wasn’t a long wait for these guys either, as we helped our guests get into their wetsuits, the larger female graced us with her presence again. Our guests on the second trip were also joined by 2 new females that we hadn’t seen yet, including a very small (around 2m) White Shark.

By our third trip we were giddy, and couldn’t wait to get back on the water. Our enthusiasm was once again rewarded nearly instantly with the presence of a White Shark. This trip was an exclusive for a family of four visiting South Africa to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary. We were very lucky with the sightings this afternoon with the smaller, very scratched up female appearing, our two large females from the earlier trips and a tiny juvenile male taking his chance amongst all the big females!

Fins crossed that the sightings continue!

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

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