• 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 03 March 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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Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Cape fur seal & Storm Petrels

Daily Summary: Our divers and crew alike had a fantastic day out at sea today! Shortly after arriving at our dive site the ever-inquisitive Bronze Whaler sharks appeared. The divers on board wasted no time getting into the cage to enjoy the amazing views. We were also fortunate to have a cheeky Cape Fur seal around the cage for the duration of the trip as well as some marvelous bird activity including Storm Petrels A massive thank you to everyone that joined us on board. It was a pleasure having you with us today!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

Cape Fur seal, South Africa

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

Storm Petrels, South Africa

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

Shark cage diving, South Africa

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa

Shark cage diving, South Africa

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