• 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 22 November 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Copper shark, 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:

" Great experience, awesome crew. Would recommend! "
- Charlane 

" Fantastic trip with a knowledgeable crew will recommend!"
- Joe


Gansbaai, South Africa

Site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks

Trip 1.

We got a sunny, warm start to the morning with no wind and a calm sea!  Our guests visiting from all over the world were so excited and couldn't wait to see some sharks!
On anchor, we only had to wait a few short minutes before the first Bronze whaler shark appeared in front of the cage! We also got so very lucky to see a few breaches from a female Bronze whaler shark! 
What a great trip and happy divers!

That's all from the early birds today! Thanks for joining us!

Trip 2.

For the second trip the wind picked up a little, but it was rather pleasant as the day started to become a bit too hot! The Bronze Whalers didn't make us wait for too long, and we were ready to dive in! The activity was good and consistent throughout the whole trip. All the sharks that came to us were females and we were also lucky to see a few breaches in front of the cage.

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