• 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 02 May 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:

"Fun experience, very informative"
- Danielle

"Loved the crew, they made a real effort to keep us comfortable and informed :)"
- Elizabeth

"Super fun trip, and great crew!"
- Corine & Praneet


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Cold

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Cape fur seal, Cape gannet, African Penguin + Broadnose Sevengill shark

Summary: We departed from Kleinbaai Harbor on a beautiful day with clear weather. Subantarctic Skuas followed us to the anchor site, bringing smiles to our guests' faces. We had to wait a few minutes before the first Bronze Whaler shark arrived, but our guests were able to enjoy close encounters throughout the trip. On our way back to the harbor, we came across a beautiful Cape Gannet resting, and also saw a single African Penguin. We want to thank all our divers and spectators for joining us today! For the second trip of the day, the Bronze Whaler sharks were already waiting for us! We enjoyed amazing shark activity and also spotted a beautiful Broadnose Sevengill shark! The entire Marine Dynamics team thanks all our guests!

Trip 1.

Trip 2.

Shark Cage Diving, 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
Sevengill shark, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

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