• 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 09 February 2024 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, February 09, 2024 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler sharks, Conservation, Gansbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark cage diving, south africa, Travlesa,

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:

" Amazing trip! Love all the info, the guide has great energy and is very informative!
Had a blast! Thank you"
- Annie

" That was absolutely wonderful! So many breaching sharks, and one Stingray! Thank you all so much!"
- Caroline

" Honestly one of the best things I've done! Never imagined I would be so close to sharks + see so many! Thank you!"
- Jonathan


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Warm

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Short-tail stingray, Cape fur seals + African penguins

Trip Summary:"It was a beautiful start to our early trip today! Our guests were a little tired but very excited to get out into the bay. We didn't have to wait long for the first Bronze Whaler shark to appear. Our first diver was able to get a close encounter with the beautiful sharks. We also had a nice visit from a short-tail stingray with a shark bite mark that we know but hadn't seen in a few months during our trips. The shark activity was consistent troughout both trips today, and the water temperature was more on the warmer side! Thank you to everyone for joining us today!"

Trip 1.

Trip 2.

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