• 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 19 November 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, November 19, 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:

" Thank you so much, we had a great experience and All staff went over + above."
- Erin + Tim

" It was an amazing adventure! Thank you a lot !! <3"
- Lorena

" Thanks to everyone, we really enjoyed it."
- Van Deursen


Gansbaai, South Africa

Site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Good

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape fur seal

Trip 1.

Bronze whaler shark

Stunning Bronze whaler sharks! Just look at that colouration! 

Cape fur seal
We also had a couple of Cape fur seals around!

Bronze whaler shark
The Bronze whalers were so active today!

Bronze whaler shark
We could also enjoy amazing visibility today!

Bronze whaler shark
Here you can see a little of their narrow teeth.

Bronze whaler shark
They came so nice and close! No struggle for anyone to see these Bronze whalers today!

And that's all from Trip 1. Thanks for the great energy and for joining us! 

Trip 2.

As we launched our second trip of the day, the sun was high and the day was warm! Excited to have our summer months to kick in, we started our adventure. The sharks did not make us wait for too long. Bronze whalers came nice and close and were extremely active throughout the whole trip. Stunning visibility also helped the divers to see the animals clearly underwater.  A cheeky cape fur seal popped by a few times and even showed off his catch of the day - an octopus! Thanks to all who joined us today, we had an absolute blast!

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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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