• 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 10 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, December 10, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronzie, Cage Diving, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, shark cage diving, Slashfin,

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:
"Very good experience. The sharks were incredible. Keep up the good work." ~ Anna

"Incredible morning, we really enjoyed it." ~ André + Petra

"Amazing trip and great crew! Loved it and thanks!" ~ Gregg + Donna 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 18.5 C + 18.6 C

Depth: 9.5m + 5.6m

Visibility: 2m + 2m

Conditions: A beautiful, cloudless sunny day with a slight breeze. 

It was a beautiful sunny morning as Slashfin headed out towards The Shallows. We arrived at our site at a good speed and quickly dropped the cage into the water. It wasn't long before the first sharks arrived, and our divers got into the cage. As our bait handlers guided the sharks in front of the cage, some of the sharks made incredible close passes, thrilling our divers. Once our divers came out of the cage, they enjoyed some hot chocolate and viewed these beautiful animals from the top. When our guests came back to shore, they enjoyed some nice warm soup and bread at the Great White House, and afterwards carried on on their journeys around South Africa.

It was such a beautiful afternoon to start our second dive with! Everyone was super excited and couldn't wait to see the sharks. Fortunately, as soon as we reached our dive site our copper sharks started to visit us all at once. Our divers quickly jumped in their wetsuits and were ready to enter the cage. Everyone was thrilled to see the sharks up close and get to know them better. And once again we had to leave our sharkies behind and head back to the harbour. Fortunately, we were welcomed back with some amazing hot 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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