• 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 22 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 22, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Cape fur seal, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, 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:

“An amazing experience, very fun tour and lots of sharks! Great knowledgeable staff. Will definitely back again. ” ~ Georgi and Jared

“Fantastic experience” ~ Mark 

”Nice trip, excellent service, well organized and cool sharks!“ ~ Nino and Suzy


Temperature: 15.2°C +  14.4°C

Depth: 10.2m + 10.9m

Visibility: 0.5m + 0.5m

Conditions: Windy but sunny day with a bit of a swell

We started our day later than usual today. Although it was quite overcast when we left Great White House, by the time we reached our dive site, the sky cleared up. On the way to the dive site, we saw as many as a hundred Cape Cormorants making their way to their breeding location on the Dyer Island. Once we reached our dive location at the Shallows and dropped the cage into the water, our divers were excited to get into their wetsuits and see those beautiful sharks. Animals did not make us wait too long. The first visitor of the day was a Cape Fur Seal, later joined by another one. After the seals copper sharks arrived and showed off their beautiful bronze colours. Divers were thrilled as the sharks slapped the water around the cage with their beautiful caudal fins. As always we were sad to leave our beautiful wildlife behind but we had to head back to the harbour. 

The wind blew and Slashfin bounced across the waves as we once again headed out towards the Shallows for our second trip. When we arrived at our dive site, the crew attached the cage next to the boat, and our guests quickly jumped into their wetsuits. Our guests didn't have to wait long for the first copper sharks to arrive, and soon they came around in droves. Our guests were thrilled as these beautiful sharks came by the cage. Some squealed in delight as the sharks came so close they could see the beautiful eyes of these animals. We were briefly visited by a southern right whale as well, who quickly popped her head up before disappearing again. By the end of the trip we headed back to dry shores, and our guests enjoyed some lovely soup and homemade bread. 

Cage Diving South Africa
If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Cage Diving in South Africa, 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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