• 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 24 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, November 24, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Cage Diving, Cape fur seal, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, seals,

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:
"Love everything about the experience. Thank you!" ~ Orisca

"First class experience from beginning to end! Thank you for all you do!" ~ Drew

"One of the most amazing and thrilling experiences ever! I loved it!!!! ~ Stepanie

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 13.6°C + 14.3C + 14.2C

Depth: 8.4m + 8.3 m + 7.8m

Visibility: 1m + 1m + 1m

Conditions: A warm day with a few clouds in the sky and practically no wind. 

We headed out this morning with the sun sitting just over the mountains. There was a little swell on the waters, but barely any wind. When we arrived at The Shallows the crew quickly put the cage in the water. While our guests put their wetsuits on, the first Cape fur seals and Copper sharks arrived. The divers got into the cage and saw these beautiful animals pass closely by the cage. As the trip progressed the sharks became more active, and our guests enjoyed their beautiful colours in the morning sun. Soon we had to head back, but our guests left Marine Dynamics with a new set of fantastic memories.

Once more it was a great afternoon to go back to sea, excited guests left the Great White House behind and were thrilled to start their adventure. As soon as we got to our dive location, sharks started visiting us. Divers quickly jumped into their wetsuits and first 9 entered the cage. Copper sharks were amazing around the cage, giving the chance for everyone to appreciate their beauty and grace. Once more we were visited by a couple of Cape Fur Seals. And although we don’t usually have smaller sharks, like catsharks, around the boat, one of the seals was kind enough to bring one in his mouth and play with it in front of some of our guests. Happy and a little bit sad that it was over, we headed back to the harbour.   

We were very priveleged to have quite a few youngsters on the third trip of the day.  I absolutely love the enthusiasm for wildlife that we can inspire at a young age.  Hannah, who is 3, became our youngest diver yet and she did such a fantastic job in the cage.  Hopefully we've helped to inspire a lifelong love and appreciation for the world's oceans.



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