• 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 28 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, October 28, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler, Conservation, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, 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:

"Wow! What an experience! this has always been a bucket list dream fo mine and you guys made it a reality. Thank you so much, it's been amazing" - Emma

"Amazing crew, staff, experience - thank you so much" - Burke

"Outstanding staff! Very knowledgeable crew. Thank you all for a memorable trip." - April


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: poor

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler shark

Bronze whaler shark coming in nice and close

Bronze whaler shark, GAnsbaai, South Africa
Such close encounters - very lucky!

And after an hour in we got lucky to get some sunshine!

Cape cormorants flying in the distance

Bronze whaler shark, GAnsbaai, South Africa
Sunshine full power!

And not to forget this little seal (not so little) with his catch that he was so proud of!

And that would be it for our first group! We loved having you on board!

Trip 2.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa

A great start to our second trip with the Bronze whaler sharks appearing quickly.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Smile, there is a shark behind you!

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
What's better than a Bronze whaler shark? Two Bronze whaler sharks.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
A shark filled first cage round ended with some happy divers.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Nice surface activity for the afternoon, with fins cutting the surface here, there and everywhere.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
Family fun in the cage as six young guests tried shark cage diving for the first time.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The Bronze whaler activity continued throughout the trip making it a successful afternoon out on the sea.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
A big thank you to our guests, we hope you have a fin-tastic trip with the MD Team!

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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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