• 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 29 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, October 29, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler, Conservation, 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:

"Unforgettable!! Awesome experience! so glad we did it! Sharks, Seal and Whales!" - Sandy & Jay

"My second experience with Marine Dynamics. My son's and husband's first experience. It was great and well organized!" - David & Nathan & Regine

"It was really amazing and a great experience for all of us! Thank you very much" - Victoria


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Low

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal, Southern Right whales

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler sharks, Gansbaai, South Africa

We got our sharks nice and quick!

Bronze whaler sharks, Gansbaai, South Africa
Some incredible sightings very close to the cage

Bronze whaler sharks, Gansbaai, South Africa
Stunning bronze whaler sharks!

Bronze whaler sharks, Gansbaai, South Africa
Everyone got to have quite a personal experience with them

And we were lucky to have a seal showing us his catch of the day - an octopus

So lucky to also see some whales passing by!

Bronze whaler sharks, Gansbaai, South Africa
Perfect shot from the cage

Thanks to our lovely first group!

Trip 2.

Our youngest divers of the day!!

So nice and close to the divers in the cage!

They did so well!

There were so many big females around!

And our youngest guest today! 

Say nooom!

Wow!!! What a trip we had! Thanks for joining!

Trip 3.

We did not wait long!

We got so lucky with the visibility!

Our 90-year-old diver in the cage - Sandy!

Perfect family adventure!

Perfect with a hot water rinse after the dive!

We got so lucky to see a Southern right whale 

That's all for today! Thanks for joining us! 

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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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