• 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 11 March 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, March 11, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: Cage Diving, Cape Town, Copper shark, great white, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark, 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: “The crew were amazing and I learned a lot about sharks!” – Hannah

“Thanks so much. Such a great experience. I knew we were so lucky seeing 3 great whites. The guide was great at educating us in between sightings!”– Andrew and Julia

“Crew made the experience, great attention to detail!” – Leong


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 15.9°C + 16.0°C
Depth: 10.2m + 11.2m
Visibility: 1m + 1m
Conditions: Calm seas slight wind but sunny skies

Another beautiful day at sea with sharks! This morning we went out into the lovely sunshine with one thing on our minds… The magnificent and sometimes elusive great white. Having  shifted our anchor to maximize our opportunity to witness some shark activity. We were rewarded for our patience and got our first white shark. Up came the pale 4m female that we think was camera tagged, she played around the boat for a while this morning coming and going as she pleased. Next up we had the slightly smaller female with the bite wound on her right flank. She passed super quick and was gone again. With a bit of a drop off in activity and a quick glance of a copper shark, we thought we’d had our share for the morning. But never assume when it comes to white sharks! We had another shark pop up to close out our trip for the morning! For our second trip we didn’t have to wait long to get our eyes on a shark, having geared up and gotten ready we were in the cage in no time to share the water with some awesome sharks!

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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