• 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 21 September 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving 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.

Guest comment: “Crew was wonderful thank you!!!” – Lois & Lana

“Attentive staff, helpful and ready to assist and advise. I will promote your company!!” – Aldo

“This was the crown jewel for our South Africa trip! Amazing experience!!” – Adhish & Nupur



Water Temperature: 14.6°C  

Depth: 8.9m

Visibility: 1m

Number of Great Whites: 0  

Conditions: Sunny morning with a bit of swell and wind

With one trip today due to weather conditions, we headed out early to make the most of the morning. We got to our dive site in the shallows this morning, prepped the cage and got our divers ready to get face to face with some sharks. We got a copper shark within 25 minutes of being on the anchor. Cue the divers to get in the cage, with activity picking up and another copper shark joining, we had a very happy 1st group of divers. The sharks came and went for the second group, but we still got some very nice close passes from the copper sharks. For our final cage we had some for consistent activity from the sharks, and even some of our more eager divers went back in the cage for a second opportunity to catch these awesome animals under the water. With a happy boat full of guests we headed back to the harbour after a stunning trip to sea.

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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