• 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 14 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, October 14, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, 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:

"What a wonderful experience!! You guys made this such a great adventure! Thank you for the hospitality & expert-level professionalism!"
- Matt, Carolyn & Bobby

"Amazing professional. Felt very safe & had a ball!"
- Brain & Laura

"great experience, great organization and an even greater crew! Thank you!!"
- Steffen & Tanja


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks + Cape fur seal

Trip 1.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
The beautiful Bronze Whaler sharks did not keep us waiting long today!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
They came nice and close to our divers in the cage!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Coming eye-to-eye with the Bronze Whaler sharks.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Here you can clearly see the protective nictitating membrane covering the eye of this Bronze Whaler female!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A massive thank you to everyone who joined us for trip 1! It was a pleasure having you on board.

Trip 2.

Stunning sharks didn't make us wait for too long

Coming nice and close to our divers in the water

And even though the weather wasn't on our side, the wildlife was!

Cape Fur seal showing off her catch

And sharks just showing off

Incredible activity!

And we even had whales! Souther Right whales passing us by while on anchor

Thanks to all who joined us today!

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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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