• 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 20 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:

"Great I loved it! Gracias" - Gonzalo

"Big thank you! Had the best time despite the seasickness. The crew went out of their way to make us comfy" - Denise


Gansbaai, South Africa

Site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Good

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Cape Fur seal

Trip 1.

We started our first trip rather early, and we certainly got rewarded for that with beautiful calm conditions, clear water, and keen sharks! As soon as we got on anchor everyone changed into their wetsuits and were ready for the sharks to arrive. They started circling us deep underneath but soon enough came to the surface. Everyone had a chance to get in the water with the sharks, and everyone had nice and close encounters with the stunning Bronze whalers. And of course, a Cape fur seal occasionally stole the show by performing acrobatics in front of us.


Trip 2.

As soon as we were on anchor site the Beautiful Bronze whaler sharks started to swarm around the cage leaving all our guests in awe! It did not take long for our first excited divers to get in the cage. We also were so lucky to enjoy amazing visibility, warm summer sun, and about 20 Bronze whaler females trough out the whole trip!! 

Stunning Bronze coloration on these sharks!

Last dive for our International marine volunteer Ethan!

Thank you all so so much for joining us today! 

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