• 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 02 January 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, January 02, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler shark, Gansbaai, shark, shark cage diving, short-tale stingray,

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:

" Very nice experience, we enjoyed it a lot. 
The staff  & crew were so nice and helpful!
- Oosthulsen & Franker

" Out of this world experience. Staff very helpful and kind!"
- Monde



Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Good

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Short tale stingray

Trip 1.

What a beauty!

Best a way to start 2022!!

Got so lucky with the visibility today!

Big smiles!

Active ladys!

One of two short-tale stingrays that came so close to our divers!

So calm!

Nictititing membrane covering the eyes!

Short-tale Stingray and Bronzie action at the same time!

 And thats it for the 1. trip! Thanks to all our guests for joining us!

Trip 2.

What a start to the new Year!

We had absolutely wonderful sharks today!

Our divers having a blast!

Beautiful bronzies coming in so close!

Sarah, our volunteer doesn't need a wetsuit!

Absolutely stunning sightings, and that visibility!

Thanks to all who joined us today! Happy New Year!

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