• 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 15 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

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:

"Best day ever! Love M!" - Meghan 

"I had a lot of fun and loved every part of it. I love the people on the boat, they were kind and very nice!" - Garrett

"Best crew ever! Surpassed all expectations!" - Ashley


Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Low

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks + Cape Fur seals

It wasn't a long wait until we had our first sighting

Family fun in the cage

We had a number of close encounters next to the cage

Dive done, now to warm up with some hot chocolate

Not only did our divers have great views under water, the surface activity was stunning

Smiles all round!

I spy with my little bronze whaler eye

A great experience for all family and friends

The sun really made the colour of the bronze whalers shine

We had visitors from near and far

Exciting active approach from this individual

A big thankyou to all of our guests for the day, we hope you enjoyed the trip!

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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