• 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 14 June 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, June 14, 2021 |  0 Comment Tags: Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, sharks, south africa, white sharks,

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: 

"Had an incredible time - saw beautiful sharks and learned so much!" - Cohen Family

"We had an amazing experience, really enjoyed ourselves, and learned so much! Also the team was very kind and helpful. Thank you!" - Samina

"Amazing! Thank you" - Adel



Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Great white sharks, Short-tail stingray

Shaun as always the best shark to have around!

Some scratches on his face 

And he5re you can actually see blue iris that white sharks have!

He is just so much fun!

So is Betty though - the largest female we saw today

Showing us how to do a vertical approach but very slowly!

Wonderful day!

Some stunning and exciting sightings!

Thank you all who joined!

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