• 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 19 July 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, July 19, 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: 

"Fantastic crew, very well looked after. A lot of information given that was both interesting and insightful, unfortunately, no sharks, but that's nature sometimes" - Matthew & Aram

"Beautiful experience, loved seeing the seals and the penguins, unforgettable, the team is really so kind" - Elisa



Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Cape fur seals, African Penguins

Lovely group from Italy jumping into the cage with no sharks

And a couple from Andorra

YAYAY!! Team building in the cage!

The water wasn't that bad after all!

And we got to see some seals on a moody Geyser Rock

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