• 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 11 June 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, June 11, 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: 

"Literally tyhe best experience esp with the staff, they made it so fun! George also brought the best hot chocolate" - Terrell

"I had the most amazing time! Sharks are so beautiful xx"- Aldyn

"Staff made the experience educational and unforgettable! I will be back" - Chloe



Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: White sharks, Sunfish

Beautiful 4.5m white shark!

Girls having some bonding experience!

And Mindie - our smaller shark, she is so much fun!

Was so lovely meeting you all!

Stunning animals!

Happy smiles once out of the cage

We saw a stunning sun fish on the way to our dive location this afternoon!!

We had a new female in the bay this afternoon!

A beautiful great white shark!

The distinctive dorsal of a great white in the shallows!

And we had Betty our large 4.5m female!

Happy Birthday Chantel!


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