• 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 23 March 2020 | Great White Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, March 23, 2020 |  0 Comment

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest Comments:

"Perfect views, wonderful animals, thanks to the crew" - Lena & Nicolai

"Amazing trip, well worth the money + time. Staff great throughout. Had a great time"- Grania & Fiona

"Great experience, very interesting" - Nicolette


Water temperature:

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Great White sharks, Bronze whaler shark and a Short-tail stingray

Great White shark splashdown! One of two White sharks that we saw this morning

This 3.0m female was first to be seen and was seen throughout the trip

Some of our guests enjoying their time in the water

A memorable moment as the shark came hurtling out of the water

The Bronze whaler sharks were also present for much of the trip

Great views under and above the water

A Short-tail stingray, a special encounter for the day

Can you spot the two Great White sharks? One on the left and one on the right!

A big thank you to all our guests for joining us today, we hope you enjoyed your time on sea with the MD team and the Great White sharks

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Great White Shark Diving in South Africa, 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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