• 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 13 February 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: Cage Diving, Cape fur seal, Cape Town, great white, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, 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: “What an amaxing experience today was! Thanks for the opportunity and good luck for the future!!” – Alice & Nick

“The trip was incredible. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly crew who really care about the preservation. Learned lots and saw sharks”– Christina

“Best wildlife experience ever! Guides were passionate and educated 100% recommend” – Caleb


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 15.2°C
Depth: 10.2m
Visibility: 1m
Conditions: Bit blowy but sunny and warm

Today was definitely not a clown fish kinda day…. Mini nemo our 3.3m male white shark was back! It was a bit of a wait this morning with the wind in our hair and plenty of shark facts flying around we were enjoying our time on the water. But then a dark shadow slid by the right hand side of the cage and instantly we knew we had ourselves a white shark. So we got our divers in the cage and got ready to get face to face with these stunning predators. Mini nemo was on form this morning, as he strutted his stuff to each cage full of divers. We had stunning activity from him, and it was an absolute pleasure to see him again. Last time we saw him was back in early January. Hopefully he sticks around for a bit and some of his other sharky friends pop up and say hello to all of us on Slashfin! A super day on the water today!

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark 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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