• 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 22 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, October 22, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler sharks, Ecotoursim, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, 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:

"This was an incredible experience! Of course, the shark viewing but also the educational side. Everyone was very nice and helpful, couldn't have asked for more!"
- Andy

"This was fantastic, lots of animals in their natural habitat! The staff was super helpful, friendly, and attentive. Unreal job!"
- Nichole

"Incredible experience and one I'll remember for a long time to come! 100% worth getting up before the sun!"
- Jess


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility:  Moderate

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

Trip 1.

Bronze whale shark, South Africa
A great start to the day with the Bronze whalers showing up just after our guests had gotten into their wetsuits.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
The shark activity was fantastic as we experienced some stunning surface and subsurface approaches.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A great family experience! 

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
This individual has been seen a few times before but did not stick around for much of the trip.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Up close and personal shark encounters from the safety of the cage!

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Some of our local guests enjoying their first shark experience.

Cape Fur seal, South Africa
Not to be outdone by the sharks this little Cape fur seal was seen frequently throughout the morning.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Even though the wind picked up for the day we still had a golden time in the sun with these sharks.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A big thank you to all our guests. We hope you had an awesome morning on the sea with the MD team!

Trip 2.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

What a stunning encounter our second trip had with this Bronze whaler shark.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The activity continued nicely throughout the trip as the Bronze whalers kept in view.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
All smiles for this cage diver as he prepares to enter the cage.

Cape fur seal, South Africa
This little Cape fur seal was still around for our second trip of the day.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
A clear view of the beautiful colour that gives this shark species its name.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Thank you for joining us for your shark experience!

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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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