• In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • 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 09 February 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, February 09, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: Cape Town, Copper shark, great white, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark cage diving, south africa, White Shark,

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 comment: “Very well organised. Amazing experience!” – Jakub

“Great experience, the crew was outstanding. We had a wonderful day!”– Edwin & Kathy

“We had a great time.  The crew and everyone else were very professional. Felt self and well informed at all times. Great to see some sharks in their natural habitat” – Salina


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 14.8°C + 15.1°C
Depth: 10.2m +11.2
Visibility: 1m + 1m
Conditions: A bit of wind coming in towards the afternoon but sunny skies

We were hopeful for sharks today and they popped up pretty much straight away this morning, which was a beautiful sight to see!! We had some absolutely excellent activity with our copper sharks throughout the day. We saw the female with the white scar across her snout on both trips today, as well as a few coppers that had some fresh bite marks on their flanks. Although we didn’t have a white shark today the copper sharks were gave us awesome viewing.

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

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