• 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 11 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.

Guest Comments:

" Wow! We saw so many sharks! We also saw a seal and a whale!!
Staff was super nice, had a great time. 5-star rating from me!"

" Excellent experience! Congratulations for this wonderful activity and for paying attention to details ( warm towels, hot chocolate etc)!"

" Brilliant! So informative, felt safe all the way left mesmerized"
- Clara


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape fur seal, Southern right whale, Short-tail stingray + Broadnose sevengill shark

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler shark

We did not wait long before The Bronze whaler sharks arrived!

Little bird watching as vell!

Bronze whaler shark
We got lucky with the wildlife sightings today!

Bronze whaler shark
Look at that pretty coleration!

Bronze whaler shark
Beautiful Bronze whaler shakr!

Look at this! Breaching Souther right whale!

What a great start of the day! Thanks for joining us!

Trip 2.

Bronze whaler shark
Sharks coming in nice and close!

Look! A Broadnose sevengill male shark and a short-tail stingray! What a treat!

seven gill shark

We love seeing them around!

Bronze whaler shark
The divers getting a close look at this Bronzie!

A photogenic Kelp gull!

Also Amazing to see Southern right whales!

What a trip! Thanks to all our divers for joining!

Trip 3.

A great start to our last trip of the day with the Bronze whaler sharks appearing quickly.

This trip saw some stunningly close encounters like this one.

One of the many graceful Bronze whalers that the trip saw.

Some amazing surface action was also seen this trip.

Not to miss out on all the fun a Short-tail stingray joined the party.

Thanks to all who joined us today!

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