• 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 11 November 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, November 11, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler shark, Cage Diving, Copper Sharks, shark, sharks,

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 Comments:
"Fantastic trip - We loved it." ~ Tim + Mel

"Great trip with knowledgable crew. Thanks!" ~ Adam and Emily

"Great trip! We really enjoyed it" ~ Charlotte and Alec 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 12.6°C +  13.3°C

Depth: 8.5m + 9.5m

Visibility: 1m +  1m

Conditions: A sunny day with some wind. 

This morning we headed out towards our dive site at The Shallows as the waves sprayed across the bow of Slashfin. Once we arrived at our dive site, our first arrival was a Cape fur seal. It hung around the boat for a while, displaying it's incredible fast hunting technique. Unfortunately it took a while before the first coppers sharks arrived. We quickly relocated to a better spot, with the seal following us soon, and once the first copper sharks arrived, our divers jumped into the cage. Soon a Southern Right Whale appeared behind our boat as well, and our clients got a good view of the impressive marine animals around Gansbaai. At the end of the trip we headed back to the Great White House where our guests enjoyed a lovely soup lunch.

We got to see some beautiful Copper Sharks on our second tour today. We also had a couple of visits from the pesky adult Cape Fur Seal who’s been hanging around Slashfin as of late. We started our tour just after lunch and after travelling into the wind to our dive spot, we head on over to our cage to reattach it. We had our first Copper Shark quite soon, so we put our first divers into the water, with the sharks giving a few very close passes on the first cage. We got to see some fairly large Coppers around including a big girl with lots of scarring all over her body. We also got to watch them surface in the distance, checking out the seaweed and showing off their dorsal fins. All of our divers got to see some action inside the cage, although the water was a little milky and once everyone had had a chance in the water, we pulled up our anchor and head on back into Kleinbaai. On the way, we passed lots of Cape Cormorants, which breed on Dyer Island.

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