• 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 08 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, October 08, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, Bronze Whalers, Conservation, Copper Sharks, Eco Tourism, Gansbaai, sharks, 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:

"We loved it! Staff was lovely and so fun to be with for the whole trip. Something none of us will ever forget." - Kacie 

"Absolutely amazing experience, fantastic staff, first class!!! Many thanks" - Sunara, Garry, Susan & Ian

"Fantastic experience - saw an amazing amount of sharks. Thank you" - Jennifer


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler shaks

What a great start to our day! Bronze whaler sharks are all around us!

So ready for their dive!!

Bronze whaler shark
Look at that eye! Mjauu

Bronze whaler shark
We had so many big females around today!

bronze whaler shark
Here you can see the Nictitating membrane covering her eye to protect it!

Bronze whaler sharks
And that is all from Trip 1. Thanks for joining us!

Trip 2.

Bronze whaler shark

We had this female that we know very well around! Nicknamed Stumpnose!

We had a checky Cape fur seal around!

So nice and close to all our divers in the cape

The smallest shark of the day!

You all did great !! Thanks for joining us!

Trip 3.

Cape Fur seal, South Africa

A Cape Fur seal was among the sightings for our third and final trip of the day.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
The Bronze whalers arrived quickly for the trip and the activity was consistent throughout.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
The female Bronze whalers were again the stars of the show.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Say ahhhhhh!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A big thank you to all our guests, we hope you had a jawsome day!

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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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