• 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 10 February 2024 | 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:

"Very good! Will pass on the recommendation!"
- The Huckabees

"Amazing experience! Thank you :)
- Jenn & Keith 

"Fun times :)"
- Christina


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Warm

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Short-tail stingrays, Cape fur seal & African penguins

Summary: An early start for our first trip! With improving visibility and warmer waters, our Bronze whaler sharks became increasingly active in front of the cage. Divers as well as guests on the boat had fantastic views of the varying individuals who kept us company, in all shapes and sizes.  As well as the sharks, a large Short-tail stingray briefly appeared, its huge shadow beneath the water showing how truly massive they are! After a successful trip, we returned to Kleinbaai Harbour, stopping for a raft of endangered African penguins to finish off a successful day of sightings. To all who joined us, thank you and we hope you had a fantastic time!

Trip 1.
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Cape fur seal, South Africa
African penguin, South Africa
African penguin, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa

Trip 2.

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