• 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 16 December 2018 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Monday, December 17, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: cage dive, Cape fur seal, Cape Town, Copper shark, Great White Shark, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark, south africa,

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 comment: “Amazing it was so much fun and the staff were extremely nice and welcoming. So Many Sharks Too!! Thanks” – Maria

“Amazing experience and so much fun. Thank you to the great team!” – Razin

“Very nice crew, felt safe during the whole trip, would definitely do it again! Thank you.” – Annika



Water Temperature: 19.1°C

Depth: 9.9m

Visibility: 2m

Conditions: Warm and sunny with a little breeze

We launched late morning today into a bit of an overcast morning, but that soon cleared out as we approached our dive site. We anchored up and got our guests geared up into their wetsuits, with only a short wait before we got our eyes on a shark. As a few of them started to circle Salshfin, we got our first group of divers into the cage and up close with these magnificent sharks. Soon enough we had several very curious sharks around the cage and a very happy group of divers. With our second group, we had a cape fur seal join us, swimming at some impressive speeds, chasing the small mullet! With some excellent activity and 3 breaches from  different copper sharks our final group entered to have some fun with the sharks. With all cages having stunning passes we headed back to land to enjoy the rest of the sunny afternoon.

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