• 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 31 July 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, July 31, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Conservation, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Marine Dynamics, sharks, Tour,

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 comment:

"The crew was amazing, one of the best experiences in my life!" - Brandon

"Amazing! What a great experience to see a shark swim so gracefully next to you. We will definitely do this again!" - Ryan family

"Changed my perspective on sharks! Was scared before, now so glad I went" - Kaitlin


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate 

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Short tail stingray

Trip 1.

We started off not too early! Had to wait just a bit for the activity to pick up!

And were rewarded with some stunning bronze whaler sightings

They came in nice and close

Incredible sharkies to have around!

Trip 2.

Our second trip didn't disappoint either! Sharks, sharks, sharks!

Lovely group we had on the boat today!


Enjoying some sunshine in the cold water

Also some nice and close encounters

It's a nice view from both: the cage and the boat

Trip 3.

Alessio enjoying the cage!

Again stunning bronze whaler activity!

Tahnks to all wo joined us today! 

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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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