• 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 05 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler shark, Cape fur seal, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, sharks, south africa, Southern Right Whale,

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:

" What an experience! All correspondence and crew/staff were very experienced and professional, this was evident and also safe. The trip was amazing and the footage was good and reasonable. Thank you!"

- John + Sonia

"Once-in-a-lifetime experience! You guys are so professional, courteous, and informative. You guys immediately put my mind at ease regarding safety. Thanks!"

- Karinna

"Checked another off the bucket list, incredible! Came from Las Vegas to do this!"

- Natalie


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Cape fur seal, Broadnose sevengill shark, Short-tail stingray + Southern right whales


Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

A morning filled with up close and personal shark encounters.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
We also had a little Cape Fur seal join the Bronze Whaler sharks for much of the day.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Smiles all around for these ladies as they finished their time in the cage.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
A great mix of individuals visited us this morning, including this active adult female.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Not only were the views from the water great we also had some breathtaking surface activity.

Southern Right whale, South Africa
In the distance, we were treated to an active mother-calf Southern right whale pair.

Shark Cage Diving, Gansbaai
A big thank you to our early risers today, we hope you enjoyed your morning on sea.

Trip 2.

Got some whales on the way to the anchor spot

Bronze whaler sharks

Such a beauty!

So close!

Right in front of the divers faces!

That's a wrap for the second trip!

Trip 3.

And once again we were lucky to have such active sharks around!

A bronze whaler and a broadnose sevengill shark

What a day for us!

Watching the sharks swim by

And the sun is out!

Thanks to all who joined us today!

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