• 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 May 2022 | 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:

"What an adventure! Fantastic crew! Thanks so much for everything xoxo" - Monique 

"Brilliant and staff made it special, lots of info about sharks. Many thanks!" - Dionne & Andrea

"Had an amazing time. Everyone was so helpful + nice, really great trip!" - Emily


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Cold

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks, Sevengill shark, Cape fur seals

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Luckily we didn't have to wait too long today for some lovely Bronze whaler action.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Despite being slightly on the slower side the Bronze Whaler sharks came in nice and close to the cage!

shark cage diving, South Africa
Our guests enjoyed some incredible views when the sharks made their passes!

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Beautiful colours on the Bronze Whaler sharks.

shark cage diving, south Africa
Big smiles from our divers in the cage!

shark cage diving, South Africa
All the way from the UK!

Sub Antarctic Skua
Our beautiful winter visitors the Sub Antarctic Skuas hung around the boat today, making for some great views!

shark cage diving, South Africa
Smile for the camera!

shark cage diving, South Africa
Enjoying the chilly waters.

Sevengill shark, South Africa
We were incredibly fortunate to have a visit from a Sevengill shark by the cage!

Sevengill shark, South Africa
Such a special sight!

Sevengill shark, South Africa
A massive thank you to all of our lovely guests for joining the Marine Dynamics team on board today! It has been a pleasure having you with us.

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