• 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 November 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.

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-Carolyn & Martin

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Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks 

Trip Summary: We had an amazing day out on the water! It was an early start for our first divers, but the lack of sleep was definitely worth it. It didn't take long for the first Bronze Whaler Sharks to show up in front of our cage. Once everyone was ready, the dive experience started and we were able to enjoy the sightings of big, mature Bronze Whaler females as well as a juvenile. We would like to thank all of our divers for joining us so early in the morning! On the second trip, Bronze whalers were present throughout the whole trip, putting on a show for divers in the cage; who had front-row seats to the amazing activity! We had so much fun with you guys today, thank you for an awesome day!

Trip 1:

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Trip 2:
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa

Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa

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