• 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 04 November 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 time! I can't believe how professional and courteous the team was. We saw 4-6 sharks! Fantastic, epic experience. Excellent service - TOP NOTCH!" - Jason + Cathy

"Such an incredible trip! Thank you so much!" - Tori + Alex

"Thank you for the great trip, it was amazing! Greetings from Germany!" - Patrik + Katharina


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Low

Visibility: High

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks

Trip 1.

Gansbaai, South Africa

We launched onto a bay covered in low clouds and threatening rain but once on anchor, the weather cleared beautifully.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
It was a short wait for our first sighting however a large female Bronze whaler appeared and not too long after others joined with the trip finishing on six different individuals for the morning.

Shark cage diving, Gansbaai
The water may have been cold but our guests were full of smiles and laughs today.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The activity was sensational for the trip with slow approaches allowing us to get a good, long glimpse at these sharks but also with some fantastic surface breaks.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
These four friends visiting from Sweden enjoyed watching the sharks before taking the plunge.

Shark Cage diving, Gansbaai
The nice, calm behaviour we saw from the sharks today made for some fantastic passes as they slowly swam to and along the cage.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
Newlyweds starting their honeymoon with a splash!

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The Bronze whalers gave us some surprise flashes of their eyes and teeth this morning as they broke the surface of the water.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
The surface activity means that it is just as enjoyable to view the sharks from the boat as it is in the water.

Gansbaai, South Africa
We were also treated to the sight of this large flock of Cape cormorants leaving Dyer Island this morning.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
Thank you to our fin-tastic guests this morning. We hope you enjoyed your shark cage diving experience with the MD team!

Trip 2.

We had some very nice close encounters whit the Bronze whaler sharks!

They stayed the whole trip!

We also had a Cape fur seal around !

Bronze whaler shark
We had a few huge females around!

Bronze whaler shark

Here you can see the Nictitating membrane covering the eye of this shark to protect it!

Bronze whaler shark

We also had such good visibility today!

And that's all from the last trip today! Thanks to everyone for joining us from all over the world!

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