• 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 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"Very well planned and very well executed. We were treated amazingly and had a life remembering experience! Thank you!" - Alex

"Thank you for this great trip!" - Ljubica + Vito

"Great experience and best team!" - Teresa


Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Low

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks + Cape Fur seals

Little to no waiting time as the Bronze Whaler sharks appeared moments after we had anchored

Our guests were quick to jump in the cage, just like this young family enjoying some time with the sharks

The sightings were exciting with some up close and personal passes

What an exciting morning!

A stunning shot of this species protective mechanism for its eyes, the nictitating membrane

A big thank you to all our guests, we hope you enjoyed your monring onboard with the Marine Dynamics team

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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