• 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 21 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:

"Great trip! Everyone was so kind and helpful! The sharks came very close, what a sight. Thanks!"
- Chris

"Amazing! The staff were so nice and made the trip really fun despite the cloudy weather. 10/10 would do it again!"
- Lola


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility:  Poor

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Broadnose sevengill shark + Cape Fur seal

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler sharks, South Africa

The Bronze whaler sharks kept us waiting for a little bit this morning but once they arrived we had some fantastic encounters.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
We had some nice, close passes throughout the morning.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
This big female was seen a lot towards the end of our trip.

Bronze whaler sharks, South Africa
The action picked up to the point where we had multiple individuals come by at once.

Cape Fur seal
We went for a quick trip by Dyer Island and Geyser Rock before heading back to land, a wonderful way to finish a wonderful trip.

Trip 2.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa

A fantastic start to our second trip with the sharks appearing quite quickly.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Some stunning surface activity was seen - the view from the boat is just as cool!

Cape Fur seal, South Africa
This Cape Fur seal also was seen throughout the trip.

Sevengill, South Africa
The appearance of a new visitor for the day caused a stir...a Broadnose sevengill shark!

Sevengill cowshark, South Africa
What a sighting! A Cow shark and Copper shark together.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A big thank you to all our guests for joining us. We hope you enjoyed your shark experience!

Trip 3.

Bronze whalers all around!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Yin and yang in sharks!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Coming nice and close

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
A nice little snout of a bronze whaler, the little pores are called Ampullae of Lorenzini

So exciting to see them this up close!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Thanks to all who joined us!

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