• 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 12 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler sharks, Cape fur seal, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, sharks, Short-tail stingray,

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:

" Spectacular day! All crew + Staff went above and beyond to give us the very best experience. Thank you all:) !! "
-  Daniel & Olivia

" We had a fantastic day and felt well taken care of. So many Bronze, sevengill sharks" - 

" We've had an amazing shark experience, good crew.
Highly recommend the tour. Brilliant! "
- Barbara & Gary 


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: High

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

Trip 1.

It did not take long before our first wildlife encounter! 

We had such amazing visibility today! 

We all got so excited to see a 2.5 m Broadnose sevengill shark!!

Coming in nice and close!

Also got lucky to have an active Short-tail stingray around!

A cheeky cape fur seal!

More Southern Right whales on anchor!

Our last divers getting ready for the cage dive!

And that is all from trip 1! Thanks for joining us!

Trip 2.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa

A glorious afternoon out in the bay with the Bronze whaler sharks.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Splash down!

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Just a sneaky pop-out!

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Lovely bronze whalers around us

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
So close to the cage they get!

Southern right whale, South Africa
An extra surprise on the way back to the harbour, a Southern right whale mother-calf pair.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A big thank you to all our guests, we hope you enjoyed your time with the Marine Dynamics team!

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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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