• 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 20 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, October 20, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler, Cape fur seal, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, sharks, south africa, Stingray,

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:

"A must do experience! friendly, knowledgeable staff all around. A triple "S" dive! Beyond our expectations. Thank you all for an amazing trip" - Amanda & Robert

"Helpful, knowledgeable, caring! Awesome experience" - Haley

"Very nice shark trip, first that we had. We really enjoyed it. Thank you!" - Sven & Bjorn


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility:  Poor

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal, Short tail stingray

Trip 1.

We didn't have to wait for too long!

Beautiful bronze whaler shark snout!

And a Cape Fur seal!

And here you can maybe spot a shadow of the stingray on the left!

Stunning sightings throughout the trip!

Lovely sight from the boat as well!

A big thank you to all who joined us on our morning trip!

Trip 2.

And once again, we were lucky to have our sharks around us nice and quick

And a bit of a dance between the sharks and the seal

Coming so close to the cage!

And here is a glimpse of a Broadnose Sevengill shark

Beautiful creatures

And that would be a wrap for our second trip!

Trip 3.

Some whales on our way to the anchor

And then of course some sharks on the anchor!

And a Short-tail stingray visited us as well!

The sharks stunned with very active behaviour and close passes.

Not to forget about the seal!!!

Happy faces from the cage! The cold water never stops us!

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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