• 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 18 March 2023 | 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:

"Fun Experience. Thanks, Guide and Volunteers" 
- Elie and Johan

"Thank you for the experience and the care"
- David and Yesenia

"Thank You, it was awesome!"
- Anni and Juli


Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: High

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks, short-tail stingrays, cape fur seals, storm petrels 

Trip Summary: It was an early start for our guests and divers, starting out with some overcast. On anchor, our divers got quickly into the wetsuits and our first Bronze whaler sharks came almost immediately. We had 10 different really active and curious individuals, that came really close to the cage. We also had a short-tail stingray around making some quick appearances in front of the cage and a playful cape fur seal chasing the mullets around the boat. We would like to thank all our divers and spectators for joining us today.

Trip 1.
Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
European Petrel, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving
Shark Cage Diving
Cape Fur Seal, South Africa
Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving
Shark Cage Diving

Trip 2.
Bronze Whaler Shark, South Africa
Bronze Whaler Shark, South Africa

Bronze Whaler Shark, South Africa
Bronze Whaler Shark, 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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