• 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 15 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, December 15, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Cage Diving, Cape fur seal, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Short-Tailed stingray,

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:
"Amazing friendly staff. Very well organised. We had a lovely time." ~  Arcum 

"Perfect trip! Crew + boat were great. Thank you very much!!" ~ Erik

"Great trip - informative + felt well taken care of!" ~ Jody 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 20.1°C + 19.3°C

Depth: 10.4m + 7.8m

Visibility: 1m + 0.5m

Conditions: A beautiful sunny day with a light breeze. 

We launched into stunning morning sunshine today for our first trip, arriving to our anchor site in great time. It wasn't long until we got our first shark, well actually several turned up at the same time! We had a great start with some stunning activity from the copper sharks. With sharks around we got our divers in the water and face to face with some excellent sharks, some of which were huge for coppers at just over 3m. We also had a cape fur seal pop up briefly with our second group of divers, which is always amusing to witness as they chase the copper sharks around a bit. For our final group we still had some stunning activity from the copper sharks and some very happy divers getting back on board Slashfin.

On the second trip we headed straight back to our dive site. It didn't take long for the first Copper sharks to arrive and our divers quickly got into the cage. As the sharks swam around, entertaining our guests, the dark shadow of a Short-tailed stingray passed underneath the cage. Unfortunately the stingray never came up high enough to be properly viewed. However, later in the trip a Cape fur seal shot past the vessel, giving our guests a brief glimpse at the speed these animals can swim at. By the end of the trip our divers were amazed by the beautiful animals swimming around, and soon we headed back to shore where some nice soup and bread was waiting for them at the Great White House. 


White Shark Diving Gansbaai
If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then White 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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