• 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 11 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:

"A wonderful trip and fantastic, informative staff. Would highly recommend - even as a non-cage diver!" - Kirsty

"Amazing experience. Wonderful, well prepared staff and magnificent occasion to realise a life dream. Thank you!" - Maria + Luigi

"What a fantastic experience! A great crew who made it extremely special - great encounter with the sharks!" - Lynne + Tony


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
A fantastic start to the morning with the Bronze whaler sharks appearing quickly for our first trip.

Bronze whaler shark head, South Africa
Whilst they took a little while to warm up the activity was great for most of the trip.

Bronze whaler shark above water, South Africa
A close surface approach from this individual also gave us a glimpse at the nictitating membrane that protects their eyes.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
A thumbs up from on of our divers this morning.

Bronze whaler shark snout, South Africa
The sharks did get nice and close to the cage at time but also displayed some awesome surface action.

Shark cage diving with Bronze whaler sharks, South Africa
We had a local film crew join us onboard this morning to showcase the activity and the sharks.

Cape fur seal, South Africa
Not to be left out, a Cape fur seal came for a visit.

Shark cage diving, South Africa
A big thank you to all our wonderful guests that joined us this morning. We hope you enjoyed you trip!

Trip 2.








Trip 3.










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