• 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 15 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 15, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronzie, Cage Diving, Cape fur seal, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, Slashfin,

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:
"Great adventure! Very fun! They get a great breakfast..." ~ James and Stephen

"Thank's for an exciting trip today!" ~ Jessica & David

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 14.4°C +  15.8°C  + 17°C

Depth: 8.1m + 9.08m + 9.09m

Visibility: 1m + 1m + 1m

Conditions: A flat sea with no wind, and a bright sun in the sky. 

A bright sun was in the sky as Slashfin headed out to sea on flat, flat waters. We arrived at our dive-site and quickly put the cage in the water. Our divers jumped into their wetsuits and soon the first Copper sharks arrived. Our divers climbed into the cage and were exhilarated as the sharks passed by the cage. We were visited by a Cape Fur Seal, who hung around the boat, basking in the sun. The Copper sharks were consistently active, entertaining our guests for the entire trip. Towards the end of the trip our guests saw a Southern Right Whale in the distance. Soon, however, we headed back to the harbour. Our guests left with an increased appreciation of the beautiful wildlife we have around Gansbaai.

What a perfect day to be out on the water! The second tour launched around brunch and we had a lovely ride out to our dive sight for the day. Once we’d anchored, we had our Copper Sharks came up pretty quickly and this was a great predictor of what was to come. We were lucky to have the sharks around the whole trip, with different animals moving in and out of the sighting. we had some sharks around with a lot of scarring, which could be caused by other sharks but also by altercations with man. Luckily for sharks, they heal up pretty fast, and these flesh wounds don’t seem to bother them too much. We also got to see 3 Cape Fur Seals milling around, paying no attention to the Copper Sharks around the boat. for the most part, these animals live in harmony. On the way back to the harbour we passed not one but two pairs of Southern Right Whales.

We started our 3rd tour off with a view of some whales too, with a mom and a baby moving towards Uilenkraalsmond. We passed them and then travelled to the shallows to find our cage once more. We had the same lucky as the second tour, spotting sharks almost immediately and then having an awesome dive with these beautiful apex predators. We were also very lucky to be approached by a curious Southern Right Whale and calf, who checked us out before mom took baby into deeper water.

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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