• 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 24 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:

"Perfect day for us! Loved it so much!"
- Melanie + Jennifer

"Really well organized and fun capable crew made for a fantastic experience!"
- Jim

"Fantastic experience. Great service, we all had such a lovely time!"
- Christina


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility:  Moderate

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

Trip 1.

A bright start to the day with the Bronze whaler sharks.

Smiles from this family having some fun in the shark cage.

The little Cape fur seal was around for the day again. Today he munched on octopus!

An up close and personal encounter for this group of divers.

A big thank you to all our guests on our first trip. We hope you enjoyed your morning on the sea with us!

Trip 2.

Our second trip guests, a family visiting from Greece, enjoyed spending much of their time in the water with the Bronze whaler sharks.

Trip 3.

A brilliant start to our third and final trip of the day with the addition of a very active female Bronze whaler.

Sharks make us smile too!

This female Bronze whaler wowed us all on board today.

This lovely honeymooning couple joined us for the afternoon, making shark cage diving part of their trip.

Bit of surface action for both those in the cage and those on board.

Thank you for spending the afternoon on the sea with the MD team. We hope you had a fin-tastic time!

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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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