• 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 16 March 2023 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, March 16, 2023 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Cape fur seal, Eco Tourism, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, shark tours, sharks,

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:

"The trip was absolutely wonderful. The weather was great, and the crew was amazing! And of course, we were able to see sharks up close!"
- Alexandra

"Fantastic trip! Very informative and the whole crew was helpful and make the experience amazing."
- Matthew & Kimberly

"Our guide was super informative and always ensured we knew what to expect. Their love for the sharks really shows!"
- Srinath & Mathangi


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Low

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks, Cape fur seals, Short-tail stingrays+ African penguins

Trip Summary: What a calm day out at sea! Started off a bit later today so we headed straight out toward the midday sun. Just shortly after leaving Kleinbaai Harbour, we spotted a raft of African Penguins in the water. After anchoring, the first Bronze whaler sharks appeared quite quickly and did not let us wait for long. Divers and crew also saw some pretty active cape fur seals around the cage. What amazing visitors we had on our trip today! 

Trip 1.

Trip 2.

Bronze whaler Shark, South Africa

Bronze whaler Shark, South Africa

Bronze whaler Shark, South Africa

Cape fur seal, South Africa

Bronze whaler Shark, South Africa

Bronze whaler Sharks, South Africa

Bronze whaler Shark, South Africa

Shark cage diving, South Africa

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