• 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 29 June 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, Gansbaai, Great White Shark, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, south africa, White Shark,

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 trip. Volunteers are helpful. Marine biologist super knowledgeable. Thank you!" - Kristen

"My daughter and I had a great time. Thanks to all the amazing staff" - Brendan


 Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Good

Sightings: Great White sharks, Bronze Whalers, Short-tail stingray, Cape Fur seal

Shark cage diving, Gansbaai, South Africa
We started off with some incredible bronzie sightings! Coming in so close to the cage

Bronze whaler, Gansbaai, South Africa
Incredible bronze whalers, large male individuals

Bronze whaler, Gansbaai, South FArica
Stunning shimmering bronze colour on these sharks!

Shark cage diving, GAnsbaai, South Africa
Brendan and Maeve enjoying their cage experience!

CApe fur seal
Cape Fur seal just wouldn't leave our side!

Cape fur seal
Cute little pup! 

Great white shark, Ganbsaai, South Africa
And our wait was rewarded by the 3.0m white shark!

Great white shark
Stunning creatures! Coming in nice and close!

Great white shark, AGnsbaai, South AFrica
Female white shark giving us the most incredible passes

And a short tail stingray gave us a visit

Great white shark, Gansbaai, South Africa
A tiny individual came by, 1.2m juvenile, but still GREAT white shark! Thanks to all who joined us today!


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