• 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 26 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, November 26, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler sharks, Copper Sharks, Marine Dynamics, shark cage diving,

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)


Guest Comments:

"What an incredible experience! Something we will never forget." - Nydia & Krisna

"Great! Thanks for all. Will come again next year." - Karim

"Wow! Such a great crew. Loved everyone on the trip. We saw EPIC sharks & were super close. Incredible!" - Easton Family

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 14.6°C + 16.0°C

Depth: 8.2 m + 7.6

Visibility: 1.0 m + 0.5 m

Conditions: overcast yet warm

The skies were a bit overcast today, but the wind was barely blowing. We launched quite early to get a jump start on the day. After setting our anchor position, the divers quickly got geared up in order to check out the copper sharks that had already started to arrive. We also had several quick visits from cape fur seals. We had a very special family of 10 joining us today. Nothing like family bonding time in the cage.:)

Once again we were ready to head to our dive location. As we reached it our guests were happy to quickly change into their wetsuits and jump into the cage at the first sight of sharks. First copper sharks did not make us wait too long and our guests started their exciting shark cage diving experience. Beautiful sharks were very active around our boat giving a chance for everyone to see them up close. As the trip proceeded we once again were visited by a Cape Fur Seal who chased some fish around the boat showing our divers how fast they can be. Once everyone had their time in the cage, we headed back to the harbour.


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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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