• 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 14 November 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Cape fur seal, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Seal, shark cage diving,

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:
"Awesome trip. Thanks" ~ Nick + Emma

"Amazing and thank you for all your conservation efforts. Keep up the great work." ~ Daniel + Danielle

"Amazing! Loved it! Super informative too! :)" ~ Joanne + David 

"Sharktastic!| ~ Jordan

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 14.7°C + 15.3°C 

Depth: 9.3m + 9.2m

Visibility: 1m + 1m 

Conditions: A bright sunny day with no wind. 

We left the harbour in the beautiful weather conditions with no wind and the sun shining bright. Once we reached our dive sight our guests put their wetsuits on and were ready to enter the cage at the first sight of the sharks. As soon as the first copper shark appeared next to our boat, the divers  excitedly got into the cage. Copper sharks were very active throughout the first trip, curiously investigating the cage and the divers in it. A cape fur seal came around the boat several times, putting up quite a show by chasing and catching fish around us. Unfortunately, after some time we had to head back to the harbour while we left the cage behind for the next trip. But our guests were welcomed back on land with some delicious soup and homemade bread.

Once again Slashfin headed back to sea full of guests excited to see some sharks. As the sun shone bright in the sky our guests excitedly waited for the first copper shark to arrive. The moment the first shark arrived our divers entered the cage. The sharks seemed to be a bit more weary this time around, however, our divers still got a fantastic view of them as they passed by the cage. The Atlantic surprised us as a sudden mist bank appeared out of nowhere, and half an hour later disappeared just as quickly. Later in the trip a small cape fur seal popped up, and swam hurriedly around the boat several times, before disappearing into the murky waters. As the sun started to make it's slow descent to the horizon, we headed back to the harbour where once again our guests enjoyed a lovely afternoon snack. 

Shark Diving Gansbaai
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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