• 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 23 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, October 23, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler sharks, Ecotourism, 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:

"Fantastic! They really took care of us, making sure we were warm, drinks and snacks, and hot showers. Good info, really enjoyed it!"
- Yvonne

"Amazing experience! Loved every second and didn't get sick! The crew was so lovely. My wife and I loved everything. love from the USA!" 

"Perfect! Amazing! Thank you!"
- Michael + JD


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility:  Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Cape fur seal + Southern right whale

Trip 1.

A great start to the day as the Bronze whaler sharks appeared quite quickly.

Smile! your on camera.

Multiple Bronze whalers coming in at once.

A nice close up for the divers.

A big thank you to this mornings guest for joining us.

Trip 2.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa

Who is watching who? The sharks came in nice and close giving our divers a great view.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Nothing like watching those dorsal fins slice through the waters surface.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Smiles and thumbs up after a perfect encounter for this diver with the shark swimming right by her.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
I spy with my little Bronze whaler eye!

Bronze whale shark, South Africa
Bit of surface activity for all on board.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Down divers!

Cape Fur seal, South Africa
The little Cape fur seal was seen again throughout the day.

Southern right whale, South Africa
This Southern right whale mother-calf pair rounded off our trip sightings very nicely as they cruised by the back of the boat whilst we were on anchor.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Thank you to our guest for joining us. We hope you had a fin-tastic trip!

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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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