• 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 27 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 |  0 Comment

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:

“This was the best trip ever with all the extent. Will definitely come back. Thanks. :) xoxo” ~ Curil & Celeste

Location: Joubertsdam


Temperature: 13.9°C   


Depth: 7.9m  


Visibility: 1m 


Conditions: windy and swelly but warm day

Before we headed out to our dive location our guests changed in their wetsuits on land as it was quite overcast with a chance of rain. As soon as we got to the dive site we had an incredible and rare visitor, African Penguin. It swam by us giving us an opportunity to see it up close. As soon as the cage was attached to the boat first sharks arrived. Divers happily jumped into the cage and had an amazing time with sharks coming really close causing exciting screams from the people inside of the cage. As usual, we had a Cape Fur Seal to visit us, chasing fish around. Unfortunately, we had to go back to the harbour once everyone enjoyed the sharks.

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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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