• 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 08 May 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, May 08, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Cape fur seal, Gansbaai, Sevengill shark, shark cage diving, Shark 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:

"Fantastic! Really an amazing trip, Guide so knowledable and kind"
- Loyanne

" This was amazing. An experience on steroids!!!"
- Vanessa & Graham

" Great experience. The trip was very professional & very respectful of the wildlife
 Staff was very friendly and helpful, Guide was amazing on the trip. Really enjoyed:)".
- Edel & Colm


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Cold

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Sevengill sharks, Short Tale stingray, Cape fur seals

The days first Sevengill shark!

It was cold but our dives did so good!

We got a good look under the belly of this big beautiful Sevengill Shark!

Ready for the dive experience! 

A sevengill paying us a visit!

Thumbs up!!

Beautiful Sevengill Cow shark!!!

So nice to the locals!


All the way from the UK!

Happy divers!

A "few" Cape fur seal realxing!

And that's all for today! Thanks for joyning us !


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