• 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 13 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:

"Amazing experience! So many sharks and so close to the cage! You were great. Thank you very much!" 
- Dominique + Alexander

"Wonderful time, thank you for everything!"
- Ben + Anne

"Amazing experience! The crew was so friendly and helpful. Really appreciate the effort to keep us warm and teach us about the animals!"
- Andrew + Oeishi


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: High

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

Trip 1.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
A great start to the day with the Bronze whaler sharks appearing quickly for our guests.

Short-tail stingray, South Africa
This Short-tail stingray also joined the mix of sightings for the morning.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
The Bronze whaler activity was consistent with viewing from start to finish.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Whilst a little cold on and in the sea today our guests were brave and took the plunge with smiles on their faces.

Cape Fur seal, South Africa
Not to be left out a Cape Fur seal was also seen frolicking around the boat most of the trip.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Close encounters were a theme of the trip with our divers experiencing fantastic views in the water.

Southern Right whale, South Africa
A surprise addition to the trip on the way back to the harbour as two Southern right mother-calf pairs were seen

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A big thank you to our amazing guests this morning! We truly hope you enjoyed your trip.

Trip 2.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Say ahhhhh to a fantastic start to our second trip of the day.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Upclose and personal. If you look closely at the snout you will see the ampullae of lorenzini (electrorecptors)

Cape Fur seal eating, Gansbaai
This little Cape fur seal had a successful lunch hunt. Seen here enjoying his catch!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
A stunning photograph demonstrating the flow of water out of the gills.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Our only male of the day getting up close to the cage.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
We hope our second trip had a fantastic time at sea. Thank you for joining us!

Trip 3.

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