• 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 25 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 vibe and energy. The hot chocolate and hot shower were awesome!"
- Lauren

"Fantastic trip, great staff, will thoroughly recommend. Thank you!"
- Phil

"Beautiful day out - the team was so helpful and we saw so many sharks!"
-Sarah + Patrick


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility:  Moderate

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

Trip 1.

Cape fur seal, South Africa

We started the morning with these two Cape fur seals playing around the boat.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Imagine what the diver saw as this shark came swimming towards them mouth open.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
A family fun day with the sharks.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Gliding effortlessly through the waters surface.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Thumbs up for shark cage diving.

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

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
A great start to our second trip with the Bronze whalers arriving quickly.

Shark cage Diving, South Africa
A close and personal encounter.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A family bonding experience with these fathers taking their little ones in the shark cage.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The Bronze whalers shone in the sun this afternoon.

Sevengill shark, South Africa
A Broadnose sevengill shark appeared to the delight of our guests.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A big thank you to the guests of our second trip today. We hope you enjoyed it!


Trip 3.

Bronze Whaler shark, Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
The Bronze Whaler sharks didn't keep us waiting long on our third and final trip of the day!

Bronze Whaler shark, Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Here you can see the nictitating membrane partially covering the eyes of this Bronze Whaler female.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A massive thank you to everyone who joined us today! It was a pleasure having you on board.

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