• 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 01 August 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: 

"Enjoyable experience! Friendly stuff" - Joseph

"We enjoyed a lot the sharks and of course your kindness" - Gussoni Family

"Fab trip! Staff + sharks were amazing! Thanks so much" - Emma


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal, Short-tail Stingray

Trip 1.

Shark cage diving Gansbaai South Africa

Some incredible and exciting moments on the boat today!

Short tail stingray coming in so close to the cage today!

Bronze whaler shark, Gansbaai, South Africa
And of course our sharks are also not staying afar!

Shark cage diving, GAnsbaai, South Africa
Our bravest and youngest divers of the day!

Bronze whaler sharks
Some stunning activity around the cage today!

Bronze whaler, GAnsbaai, South AFrica
Incredible sharks! Beautiful colour on these creatures

I'm watching you! But I can't see you, the nictitating membrane is covering my eye;)

Bronze whaler shark, GAnsbaai, South Africa
Thanks to all who joined the first trip! 

Trip 2.

We had some great Bronze whaler shark activity today!

Also a Cape fur seal around the boat!

Enjoying them selfs!

Happy Divers!

So close to our divers in the cage!

Photo shoot time from the cage!

Not every day we see a Remora attached to the Bronze whaler sharks!


Great family adventure!

Big smiles!

We also had a beautiful Short-tail stingray!

Lots of fun today!

Thanks to all our divers for joining us today!

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