• 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 16 June 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:

"Amazing experience! Very informative! I loved it"- Hilary

"Amazing trip - loved all of it esp. the bonus seals + whales on the trip back. Fantastic staff - would love to do it again! Great views. Very pretty + good food" - Jerry, Wendy, Hayden & Cooper

"So much fun"- Charmaine


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Great white sharks, Short-tail stingray, Bryde's whale, Cape Fur seals, African penguins, Cape gannets

Trip 1.

Short-tail stingray

We started off with a lovely sighting of a stingray

White shark, GAnsbaai, South africa
And white sharks didn't make us wait for too long!

Great white shark, Gansbaai, South africa
A tunning 3.0m female keeping us company throughout the trip

Great white shark, gansbaai, South africa
We couldn't be more excited about all the action around us

Great white shark, gansbaai, south africa
Such a special treat from three different white sharks!

Cape fur seal, Gansbaai, south africa
"Guys, I also wanna join you in the water!!!"

Gansbaai, South africa
All the pups running into the water as they saw us

Bryde's whale, Gansbaai, South africa
And we were lucky enough to see a Bryde's whale on the way back to the harbour

Cape gannets also joining on the party
Trip 2. 

Great white shark
Amazing White shark sightings today!

Great white shark
Wow just look at those eyes!

one of our International marine volunteers Philip having a Great time with the Whites!

Great white shark
Two Great white sharks in one frame!!

She was so glad she came with today!

Great white shark
Checking out our divers in the cage!

Great family adventure!

Such an incredible trip!!

Great white shark
Great white just cruising around the boat!!

Big smiles!!!

Thumbs up!!

Gogo Sara!!!

Great white shark
Thanks to all our guests for joining us today! 


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