• 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 17 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, December 17, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Cape fur seal, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Seal, Short-Tailed stingray, Slashfin, 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:
"Super cool & informative experience!" ~  Lester and David

"Great experience! Thank you :)" ~ Andrew

"Wonderful experience! Will definitely do again. Thank you" ~ Madison 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 17.8 C + 16.9 C

Depth: 7.8m + 7.3m

Visibility: 1m +1m

Conditions: Overcast with little wind and a flat sea. 

This morning it was fully overcast when we headed out on a flat, flat sea towards our dive site. At our site we quickly put the cage in water and our divers got ready. Our first visitor was a Cape fur seal that briefly hung around the vessel before disappearing quickly. However, the Copper sharks soon arrived. While the clouds on the horizon spelled rain and storm, it remained relatively dry. While a few tiny drops did fell, it was nothing that would make our guests more wet than they already were coming out of the cage. A short-tailed stingray also briefly visited, and our divers were amazed by the size of these animals. Towards the end of the trip, the copper sharks became increasingly more active. Soon we headed back to the harbour, where our divers enjoyed some amazing vegetable soup and home-made bread.

Just as the sky cleared up we headed out again for our second trip of the day. As soon as we reached the dive site and picked up our cage first copper sharks started to arrive. Our divers quickly jumped in their wetsuits and first nine entered the cage. Sharks were very entertaining and came up very close to the cage allowing everyine in it to enjiy their beauty. Just as we were about to get our last divers back on the boat, a Cape Fur seal came up to say hi, porpoising around the boat. We finished earlier than usual which gave us some time to take a detour to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, the home of 60,000 Cape Fur seals. 

Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

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