• 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 09 November 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, November 09, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, 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:

" Amazing !!! Could not say anything more than this.
So worth the experience! The crew was just amazing! Thank you"
- Kevin & Jenna

" Great trip, Lots of sharks. Thanks!!"
- Morgan

"What a fantastic experience, will definitely be back again! 
-Kenj + Jaime


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Low 

Visibility: Low

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks + Cape fur seal

Trip 1.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

We had some big females around today! Here you can see the Nictitating membrane covering the eye!

Next up - Shark cage diving! Perfect family adventure!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
We had the Bronze whaler sharks so nice and close!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
With the murky water, the Bronze whaler sharks had the countershading to their advantage 

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
We LOVE Honeymooners on our boats!! So glad you enjoyed it!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Big female coming in close!

And that was all from the 1st trip of the day! Thanks for joining us today!

Trip 2.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa

I spy with my little Bronze whaler eye.

Bronze whaler shark jaw open, South Africa
We experienced some fantastic surface views for the second trip.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The female Bronze whaler sharks were the stars of the show this afternoon.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
Our first three divers in the cage were all smiles!

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The shark activity continued throughout the entire trip this afternoon.

Cape fur seal, South Africa
A Cape fur seal joined us for some of our trip, darting this way and that way around the sharks.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
This Bronze whaler shark was getting up close and personal with our divers.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
A big thank you to all our guests that joined us for the afternoon. We hope you enjoyed your time on the sea with the sharks and MD team!

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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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