• 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 09 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, April 09, 2021 |  0 Comment Tags: Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, south africa,

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 comments:

"Fantastic crew, organisation and trip! Loved seeing the whale, seal colony - Alina + Kelly are great! Coming back to see a shark" - JQ & Steph

"Crew was great!! Very knowledgebale and friendly!" - Charles & Kim


Location: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Good

Sightings: Bryde's whale, African Penguins, Cape Fur seals

We were lucky to see not one but three rafts of penguins on the way to our anchor spot

And a beautiful sighting of a Bryde's whale!

Absolutely amazing sight for a shark cage diving vessel!

Always an awesome experience seeing those gentle giants in the water

We had to wait quite a bit for our sharks and decided to go for a dip meanwhile

Unfortunately the sharks did not come to us today so we went to thye Shark Alley to check out the seals

And we saw stunning Giant Petrels

Beautiful birds to watch!

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark Cage 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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