• 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 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: Copper Sharks, Marine Dynamics, shark cage diving,

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)


Guest Comments:

"Very well organized" - Iain

"Staff was great, very knowledgeable. Great experience! Absolutely thrilling." - Karly

"Amazing and unique experience. Great staff - will be back" ~ Mary 

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 15.5°C + 15.1°C

Depth: 7.8 m + 8.5 m

Visibility: 0.5 m + 0.5 m

Conditions: sunny & swelly

The boat charged out of the harbour this morning heading towards to the shallows with great anticipation. On the way to the dive site, we were greeted by several Southern Right Whales which was a perfect way to start the day. Once on anchor, the divers didn't wait long at all for the copper sharks to show up. A really fun moment from the day was watching the Cape Fur Seal throwing a fish up in the air only to miss his catch. We had several honeymoon couples onboard today, so we wish you all Congratulations and thank you for starting your new life together with us at Marine Dynamics.

Right after a bit of rain, our second trip began in nice, sunny conditions. We had quite a bumpy but fun ride to our dive location in the Shallows. The sharks appeared as soon as the bait touched the water and divers, who were quick enough to change into their wetsuits, excitedly got into the cage. Coppers sharks were extremely active and gave us an unforgettable performance in front of the cage. Our now common visitor a Cape Fur Seal came to say hello and even got after a copper shark at one point, which was absolutely thrilling for our guests. Although it was quite swelly, the sun was shining throughout the whole trip and sharks were great. Once everyone had their time with the beautiful sharks in the cage, we, unfortunately, had to return to the bay. Tired but happy divers were welcomed back with some delicious soup and bread.





Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

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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