• 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 13 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"Awesome adventure from start to finish. Every moment from the crew to the marine life was truly memorable! Thank you for my first SA event!" - Alison

"Awesome experience, very informative!" - Magen

"Great experience and crew is amazing! Highly recommend!" - Isabel + Lucas


Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Low

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks + Cape Fur seals + Southern Right whales

A stunning encounter with Southern Right whales on our way to the Shallows

Such a fantastic way to start our trip

As we settled onto anchor this Cape Fur seal popped up, followed by another later on

A couple from Brazil enjoying sometime in the water

With the clouds clearing and the sun coming out we had no trouble spotting these bright, bronzed sharks

A nice number of sightings including multiple individuals coming in at once

Thank you to all our guests that joined us this morning we hope you enjoyed

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark 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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