• 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 22 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:

" It was great! Amazing, Phenomenal Experience :)"
- Maria

" This was awesome! Everyone was so kind and helpful. The whole experience was excellent"
- Margot

" Very educational Thank you. Friendly crew.
Well put-together tour. Thank you very much, guide."
- Delo, Tom and Lerato


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings:  Great White sharks, Bronze whalers, Short-tail stingray, 

So lucky to see five white sharks today!

Such an amazing trip!

We got so much great action from this female Great white!

So nice and close!

Big smile from the cage!


That's it for trip 1! Thanks to all our amazing guests for joining!

Trip 2.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

All the way from the UK! Our divers wasted no time taking the plunge on our second trip of the day.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
We were lucky to have some nice visibility on our trip today!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A brilliant family adventure! A special shoutout to Dominic who did an excellent job in the cage today.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
We were also visited by a beautifully calm Bronze Whaler shark.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Big smiles for the sharks!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
This small but feisty female White shark made numerous passes by the cage!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Tom from the Netherlands, enjoying the cage diving experience.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
We witnessed some fin-tastic on our trip!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Happy divers enjoying the view!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Beautiful Great White shark eyes!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
We also had a Short-Tail Stingray around the cage for quite some time.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Coming in close!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
That is all for trip 2. A massive thank you to everyone that joined us on board, it was a pleasure having you with us!

Trip 3.

Wow, look at this close encounter!

All the way from India!

A little spy-hopping from this Great White shark!


Also a Short-Tail Stingray!

Smile to the camera!

Thanks to all our guests! You guys did great !!!


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If you are looking to get up close and personal with sharks then Shark Cage Diving South Africa, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.


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