• 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 31 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, October 31, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark cage diving, travel sa,

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:

" Experience of a lifetime! Amazing staff"

" It was an amazing trip. We enjoyed it!"
- Silvia and Thomas


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Low

Sightings: Bronze Whalers, Cape Fur seal, Giant Petrel

Trip 1.

Here you can see the nictitating membrane covering the eye to protect it!

Also a cheeky Cape Fur seal around!

We had some good activity from the Bronze Whaler sharks today!

With the winds came a Giant petrel.

So close to our boat!

We had so many big females around!

Beautiful sighting!

And that's all from trip 1! Thank you for joining us today!

Trip 2.

We got our sharks rather quickly!

And had such a nice activity around the cage!

Lovely view from the cage and from the boat

Bronze Whaler with a stunted snout came to check us out!

Thanks to all who joined our adventure today!

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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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