• 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 17 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:

"This was a wonderful experience! Our kids learned a lot and we enjoyed the staff as well!"
- The High Family

"Wonderful experience. Very nice crew - very helpful and down for a laugh and chat!"
- Noam

"Thank you so much for an amazing experience!"
- The Stevenson Family


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Bronze whalers (Copper sharks), Cape Fur seals + Short-tail stingray

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler sharks, South Africa
A great start to the day with the first trip experiencing barely any waiting time for our first shark to be seen.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The activity continued throughout the trip with the Bronze whalers coming in one after another.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
We also experienced some fantastic top-side activity.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
This adventurous young father and son enjoyed their time in the water they took the plunge for a second time.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Har to get much closer than this!

Cape fur seal, South Africa
A little Cape fur seal joined us for the morning.

Cape fur seal, South Africa
We observed this great little hunter catch not one but two fish.

Bronze whaler sharks, South Africa
Is it behind me? Thumbs up and a big smile from this diver as he enters the cage.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A big thank you to all our guests. We hope you had a shark-tastic morning!

Trip 2.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

We had an incredible day out at sea with so much wildlife

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Lovely lovely sharks!

Coming nice and close

Some seal action as well!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
And put your flippers in the air!!!

So lucky and privileged to see these stunning sharks

Thanks to all who joined us on our second tour!

Trip 3.

Ready to see some sharks

Some incredible activities around the cage

Hi friend! Let me show you how it's done!

And check out this pretty shark! She was camera ready!

Whales at the front and at the back!

So lucky!

Thanks for an incredible day, everyone!

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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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