• 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 04 October 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.

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" It was a great adventure and the crew was very professional and attentive !"
- Edgar

" It was awesome! Thanks to the crew <3"
- Kathi & Maik

" Thank you so much! The crew was amazing and very informative, and they made our experience so perfect! Thank you !!"
- Taylor


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler shark, Cape fur seal + Southern right whales


Bronze whaler shark

Here you can see the Nictitating membrane covering most of the eye to protect it!

Bronze whaler shark
So nice and close to the divers in the cage!

Bronze whaler shark
We got so lucky with amazing Bronze whaler sharks around!

Cape fur seal
We also had a Cape fur seal around!

How nice is it to have a Mother and calf Southern right whale so close!

Bronze whaler shark

Stunning sharks!

Whale watching bonus on anchor!

So close!

We cant complain about this amazing trip we had! Thanks for joining us! 

Trip 2.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Bronze whaler coming to get ya!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
There is a feisty little one not scared of the elders

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Breaching whales all over us

Another breaching Southern Right whale calf

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Incredible activity around the boat today!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Thanks to all who joined us today!

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