• 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 10 December 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, December 10, 2021 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler shark, Cape fur seal, Gansbaai, shark, shark cage diving,

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:

" This was an incredible experience. The tour guide, crew and capttain were phenominal. Many thanks. Sightings incredible"
- Derk & Lilias Foster
" Thank you so much for this unforgettable experience! Smiling staff and good mood on the boat:) Thank you for what you do for marine species."
- Cloe Capron



Water temp: Cold

Vsibility:  Good

Sightings:  Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seals

Nictitating Membrane covering the eyes!

Beautiful visibility today!

The Fosters having a good time in the cage!

Cape fur seal relaxing around our boat!

The Caribbean or the Western Cape?  The color of the water made it look so tropical today!

So nice and close to our divers in the cage!

So happy they did this!

Checking our divers out!

Peek a boo! Thanks for all our guest for joining us today!

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If you are looking to get up close and personal with sharks then Shark Cage Diving 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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