• 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 26 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:

" Great staff! Thank you for helping us see the beauty of these sharks!"
- Shameem & Malcolm

" I had a great experience. Could not ask for a better journey and be so close to sharks, everyone was exceptional and helpful!"
- Luis


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility:  Moderate

Sightings: Sevengill shark, Bronze whaler shark, Short-tail Stingray, Cape fur seals, African penguins, Mola mola

Trip 1.

A sevengill almost breaching out of the water! 

Beautiful close up of a African Penguin!

Thumbs up!!!!

So much life in a middle of a baitball !

We got so lucky to see a raft of African penguins today!

Look at that mouth! 

All the way from France! 

A  chicky cape fur seal !

Here you can see why they are named sevengill shark!

We also got lucky to see a big Mola mola!

And that's all for the 1. trip!

Trip 2.

The Sevengills came nice and close to our divers today!

Chris our International marine voluenteer! 

A Cape fur seal got its dinner! A shyshark!!

Beautiful Sevengill!

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