Marine Dynamics Unpacked

Understanding Marine Dynamics

Marine Dynamics is an award winning marine ecotourism company that has made a substantial impact in marine science and conservation for over two decades. Using the daily observational platform and employing marine biologists, we have produced over thirty scientific papers that contribute to conservation policy of the country. The Marine Dynamics ecosystem has various entities that includes shark cage diving, whale watching, a conservation trust with a dedicated seabird sanctuary, a volunteer programme, and a tourism hub, that together are a globally recognised brand in marine experiences and marine conservation and research

Marine Dynamics Group

Marine Big 5 & Whale Watching Tours

Explore the Dyer Island marine ecosystem to potentially see sharks, dolphins, seals, penguins, and more. During Southern Right whale season from mid-June to mid-November more emphasis is placed on whale watching.

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary

A world class seabird rehabilitation facility with a coffee shop on site – open daily to visitors with a 3pm penguin feeding. Free entrance!

Dyer Island Conservation Trust

Our registered non-profit through which our research, conservation, and community work is delivered.

Marine Dynamics Academy - Internship

A skills-based experience that offers academic and field-based
skills training modules for marine science undergraduates and recent
graduates within the natural science, and biology fields. We provide students with experiences that will help further them along their chosen career paths.

Marine Dynamics Academy - Volunteering

Open to anyone with an interest in the marine ecosystem. Many opportunities to get up close and personal with Bronze Whaler Sharks (copper sharks), Broadnose Sevengill and any visiting Great White Sharks, while experiencing the magic of the Marine Big 5. Be part of the team by helping onboard the vessels.

Great White House

Restaurant, accommodation, and curio shop onsite, where you can relax and enjoy all the area offers. Dine under a Southern Right Whale skeleton while savouring delectable meals in a unique and captivating atmosphere.

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Conservation Partners

Dyer Island Conservation Trust

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary

Department: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Cape Nature

Overstrand Municipality

Plastics SA

Tourism Partners

Fair Trade Tourism


Cape Town Tourism

Cape Country Routes

Gansbaai Tourism