• 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 28 December 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler shark, Gansbaai, shark,

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:

"Amazing staff - so helpful. Enjoyed the experience. Will be back!"

"We loved every minute of the trip! Great staff, lovely boat and amazing views"

"Great staff, I was truly impressed with how much concern they showed for the sea sick and how they went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed it"



Water temp: Moderate


Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal

Trip 1.

We had some nice sightings of bronzies

Coming from the deep

A few of them around

Check that pretty eye!

First half of the trip we were lucky with our vis but then it just left us

Thanks to all who joined us!

Trip 2.

Nice and fresh in the cage

Some bronzies visiting us

Cold but happy in today's chilly water temperatures!

All smiles from John and Elena!

Always time in-between shark sightings for a quick photo!
Trip 3.

Checking out the Wildlife sightings

We took the turn to see shark Alley and a "few" cape fur seals



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