• 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 30 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, April 30, 2021 |  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.

Guest comments: 

"Really lekker trip with you guys. Team is really cool and we learned a lot about wildsea animals. Baie dankie" - Alexy & Simon

"The team was great and a lot of fun to be around! Great to learn so much about the animals" - Brandon

"Marine biologist was awesome with great knowledge. Really enjoyed the day with everyone on the boat. Thanks" - Amor & Rhone



Water temp: Cold

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Cape Fur seals, Giant petrels

Almost everyone jumped in the water even with no sharks around to freshen up a bit!

The water is quite cold but the divers seemed to enjoy it

With no luck at the Shallows we moved to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock to check out some birds and seals - Giant Petrel

This seal is having the time of his life in the water

Prince Port was unusually empty today, more space for that Cape Fur seal

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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