• 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 03 November 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, November 03, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Eco-tourism, 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:

"We braved the weather to see some beautiful copper sharks! Great crew & a great time!" - Anne & Connor

"Weather tried to ruin it, but didn't! Fantastic experience" - Paula & Ian

"Amazing tour + amazing guides" - Eddie, Anne, Moira, Roy & Richard


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Low

Visibility: High

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler, Gansbaai, South Africa

We got the sharks rather quickly but it took them some time to gain their confidence!

Bronze whalers, Gansbaai, South Africa
And then they came very close to the cage!

Bronze whalers, Gansbaai, South Africa
Some incredible action we had!

And we had a Cape Cormorant around too

Bronze whalers, Gansbaai, South Africa
Our divers enjoying their time in the cage

Thanks to all who were brave enough to face the rain today!

Trip 2.

Shark cage diving, South Africa

An activity fun for the entire family!

bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The Bronze whaler sharks were quick to arrive and stuck around the entire trip.

shark cage diving, South Africa
Our divers braved the rain and chilly waters but still came out smiling.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Some up close and personal encounters this afternoon.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
Our youngest diver of the day, Max, met our smallest shark of the day, a juvenile male Bronze whaler we have decided to name Max as well.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Max, the juvenile male Bronze whaler shark!

Shark cage diving, South Africa
The views from onboard were just as nice.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The majority of our sightings were large, adult females, including this previously ORI-tagged individual.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
A big thank you to all our guests, you not only braved the sharks and chilly Atlantic waters but the rain, all with smiles on your faces!

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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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