• 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 10 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"Very professional, friendly and warm! Well done Very enjoyable" - Rob

"An amazing trip with amazing people! Thank you so much!" - Marc & Bianca


Location: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Good

Sightings: Cape Fur seals, Bronze Whaler Sharks

We were joined first by a large cape fur seal playing in the shallows!

Our divers got into the cage to enjoy some underwater activity with the sharks!

We got very close with the bronze whaler sharks today!

Made for some very happy shark cage divers!

Stunning colouration on this species of shark!

Beautiful jaw extension right infront of our divers 

Two is company! We were lucky today and had a male and female bronze whaler shark!

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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