• 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 13 November 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, November 13, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Cape fur seal, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics,

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:

" Just a great trip! Everybody is really kind and trying to help at any moment! Thank you!!"
- Max

" Great experience! Super organized, staff was great!"
- Matt

" Ecelente experience. Staff was knowledgeable, happy, and patient. Would highly recomend it! Thank you"
- Davis


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Low 

Visibility: Good

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks + Cape fur seal

Trip 1.

Stunning visibility today!

So close to all our divers in the cage!

Big Bronze Whaler females around!

Just gliding!

Bronze whaler shark
Here you get a nice look at the Bronze Whaler shark's eye!

Bronze whaler shark
Perfect day for shark cage diving!

A Cape cormorant relaxing back in the harbor!

And that's all for the firts trip today! Thanks for joining us!

Trip 2.

Very lucky and close encounters for our divers today!

And the visibility certainly helped today

Bronze Whaler shark coming to check us out

A bit of a shark dance in front of the cage

Happy diver - fresh out of the water!

What a lovely trip we had! Thanks to all who joined!

Trip 3.

Not just sharks but also a Cape Fur seal coming to join the party!

The Bronze Whaler shark in the unusually clear water

Right in front of the cage!

Absolutely incredible sightings today!

Thanks to all who joined us today!

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