• 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 04 May 2024| Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, May 04, 2024 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler shark, Gansbaai South Africa, Great White Shark, shark cage diving, travelsa,

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:

"Really fun time as always, thank you!"
- Dasha


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Great white shark, Bronze whaler sharks, Short-tail stingray, Cape fur seal, African penguins, Common dolphin + Brydes whale

Summary: An absolutely unreal day that really showed off the amazing marine life that can be found in the bay! The first trip saw all 5 of our Marine Big 5 with Bronze whaler sharks around the cage and even a large Short-tail stingray. The continuation of the day did not disappoint with the highly anticipated return of the Great white sharks! We had 2 seperate individuals join us around the vessel, a truly beautiful experience for crew and guests alike! To all who joined us today, we hope you throroughly enjoyed your trip with at Marine Dynamics!


Trip 1.
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Great white shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Great white shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Great white shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
African penguins, South Africa
Great white shark, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa


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