• 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 06 November 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, November 06, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, Bronze Whalers, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, sharks, south africa, Whales,

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.


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Cold

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze Whalers, Cape Fur seals, Southern Right whale

Trip 1.

Our bird sightings kept us entertained while we waited for the sharks

Stunning Giant Petrel soaring around us

Bronze Whaler sharks were a bit slow today, but we still got quite a few of them

And the first trip were lucky with the visibility as well

Stunning sharks!

Thanks to all who joined us today!

Trip 2.

Our second group brought us a lot of whale energy! Breaching brindle calf! Can you believe it?

What a treat!

And the shark activity picked up a little bit for the second trip!

We had sharks being active for some time

And we also had quite times!

Wildlife is always unpredictable! We are so happy we got to see all the wild animals that we saw!

Thanks for everyone's incredible energy today! See you again!

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