• 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 16 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, October 16, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Africa, Boat tour, bronze whaler, Copper shark, Coservation, 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:

"Great tour, well organized! The crew was also very friendly and helpful. What an amazing experience getting to see those animals in the wild" - Kelly & Arne

"The best experience ever! A sharktastic day!" - Felix & Marc

"Best day ever! Thank you" - Sharon & Ashley


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Bronze whalers (Copper sharks), Cape Fur seals

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler
Some incredible bronze whaler sightings, we didn't have to wait too long.

Bronze whaler, Gansbaai, South Africa
Synchronized swimming performed by the Bronze whalers.

Bronze whaler Gansbaai, South Africa
I'm watching you!

The divers enjoying the refreshing waters of our bay.

And we had another visitor around the cage: Cape Fur seal!

Bronze whaler Gansbaai, South Africa
Something to remember!

Happy faces out of the cage!

And that is a wrap for our first trip! Thanks to all who joined!

Trip 2.

Two of our honeymooning guests are ready to take the plunge!

These two ladies were suited up and ready to go.

The sun was shining, the sharks were around, much to smile about!

Excitingly waiting to get in the water with the Bronze whaler sharks.

An exciting end to these guests South African adventure.

More excited and happy shark cage divers.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Whilst the water was a little murky due to recent weather the shark activity on and under the surface made for some fantastic viewing.

A triple threat as three Bronze whalers passed the cage at the same time.

The Bronze whaler sharks were seen consistently throughout the afternoon.

Smiles from the cage from a local volunteer visiting for the day.

The sun came out nicely for the afternoon making these sharks shine.

Say ahhhh.

Some incredible surface activity for our second trip.

Incredible day out at sea! 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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