• 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 19 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 trip that will always be remembered. I will do it again with the rest of the family!"
- Ali

"Loved the excursion! All staff members were helpful and it showed that they love their jobs!"
- Victaur

"The sharks were beautiful, this was such a great experience!"
- Courtney


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seals + Short-tail stingrays

Trip 1.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

A golden start to the day with the Bronze whaler sharks appearing soon after we had anchored.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
An up-close and personal experience of sharks from the safety of the cage.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
The activity was continuous throughout the morning with multiple individuals being seen.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
This male Bronze whaler shark was the stand-out encounter for our first trip.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
A fantastic trip filled with shark sightings. Thank you to our guests for joining us this morning.

Trip 2.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
The nictitating membrane in all its glory! This is a protective membrane that keeps the eye safe from damage.

Cape fur seal, South Africa
The second trip of the day saw a little Cape fur seal amongst the sharks.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
We were lucky enough to experience what we like to call "Triple S Diving" which includes the sighting of these three - sharks, seals and stingrays!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
The sunshine allowed our guests to really appreciated the bronzed dorsal surface of this species of shark.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Such great activity that it was hard to say which way to look as the sharks crisscrossed in front of us.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A big thank you to our second trip guests. We hope you enjoyed your time on the sea with the MD team.

Trip 3.

What a trip we had with these stunning sharks!!

And we saw Patches the stingray again!

And there is a surface shot!

Thanks to all who joined us today!

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