• 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 07 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 07, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Copper shark, Dyer Island, Gansbaai, shark, shark cage diving,

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:


“Thank you for the great experience. Surely we will try it again” ~ Eleni & Eleni & Nasia


“So much fun. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable” ~ Intissar & Chloe


“Beautiful copper sharks. Thank you!” ~ Tim & Amanda 


Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 17.6°C   

Depth: 9  m

Visibility: 1m

Conditions: rainy overcast day turning into a beautiful sunny day at sea


We boarded Slashfin under an overcast sky and in rainy conditions but as soon as we got to our dive location the sky started to clear up and the sun came out to warm our excited divers up. Because of the rain, our divers got into their wetsuits on land so all we had to do at the Shallows is to wait for the first sharks to arrive. Only a couple of minutes later after we attached the cage to the boat the first Copper shark arrived and its friends followed the lead and started circling the boat. Our guests couldn’t wait to get into the cage and were thrilled to get into the same water with the beautiful sharks. As the day proceeded we were visited by a Short-Tailed Stingray a few times and a Cape Fur seal also popped out in front of our boat to say hi. We were welcomed back at the Great White House with some delicious soup and homemade bread. 

Shark Diving Gansbaai

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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