• 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 14 November 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, November 14, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Cape fur seal, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, 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:

" Amazing trip. Lovely crew and very interesting explanations.
Saw sharks, a seal, a dolphin, and a mother whale and calf!"
- Rebecca Suresh

" Water was warm! Compared to Minnesota this time of year:) 4 of the big 5 ! **** :)"
- Jermy & Emily

" Thank you so much for this amazing trip. I love the energy of the leaders.
In the cage, I just felt extremely alive and free, Thank you <3"
-Emma Walker


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Good

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks, Cape Fur seal, Bottlenose dolphins, Southern Right whales

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler shark

The Bronze Whalers came quickly! 

Bronze whaler shark
We had stunning visibility!

Finally, their turn to do some shark cage diving!!

We also had lots of Cape cormorants flying around us today!

Bronze whaler shark
They do swim close!

Can you spot the dolphin? We got lucky to spot a few Bottlenose dolphins in the distance!

What a bonus to see the marine big 4 out of 5!!

Southern right whale
Mother and calf Southern Right whale!

And that's all from the first trip for today! Thanks for joining us <3

Trip 2.

Some Cape cormorants flying by as we were on anchor

We were so lucky with the visibility and warm temperatures today!

And even though we had to work a little bit harder in the beginning to get the sharks...

Our patience paid off!

Incredible Bronze Whaler - the star of the show today! The quickest we've seen so far!

Our biggest thank you to all who joined us today!

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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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