• 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 10 November 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, November 10, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Cape fur seal, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark cage diving,

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:

" Very knowledgeable staff. Felt very safe + comfortable, Thanks!"
- Connie & Luke

" Amazing experience, very knowledgeable + friendly staff"
- George


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Low 

Visibility: Low

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks + Cape fur seal + Giant petrel

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler shark

it did not take long for the first Bronze whaler shark to appear!

Bronze whaler shark
They got so close!!

We had a couple of Cape fur seals around!

Also great birds sightings, here you can see Dyer island in the back!

Bronze whaler shark
A little nictitating membrane covering this female's eye to  protect it! 

We also got amazing sightings of this Giant Petrel.

Bronze whaler shark
We had big females around throughout the trip!

What a trip we had! Thanks to all our guests and divers!

Trip 2.

The visibility was a bit of a challenging factor but the sharks came so close to us!

And we had a chance to get nice shots of them from the boat too

A bit of a close up on the pretty shark

Stunning animals!

Thanks to all who joined our second trip!

Trip 3.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa

A short wait and the Bronze whalers appeared for our third trip.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
We experienced some really nice surface activity throughout the afternoon.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
A fast paced female showed up half way through the trip.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
One of our young divers after finishing his time in the cage.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Even though the viewing underwater was made a little hard today, the surface activity was great.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
The nictitating membrane in use as seen in this image of the sharks eye.

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
A big thank you to all our guets for joining us this afternoon. We hope you enjoyed!

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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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