• 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 23 December 2018 | Cage Diving 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: “Memories for a lifetime! Thank you, brilliant staff and organisation!” – Lawrence

“Awesome trip thanks!” – Derick



Water Temperature: 20.2°C + 20.5°C

Depth: 7.7m + 10.1m

Visibility: 2m + 2m

Conditions:  Calm on the water with some overcast skies

Launching from Gansbaai harbour this morning is always a great start to the day! With a lovely ride round Danger Point we approached the shallows and got ready to anchor up. As the crew organised the cage, we got our divers geared up and ready to get into what is nearly bath water temperatures at the moment! We had the copper sharks around the boat quickly this morning, and our first group of divers got straight in. Lawrence, an 8 year old conservationist, was loving his first time in the cage getting face to face with these amazing sharks! He even gave it another go, and helped the guys at the back of Slashfin out with some of the bait! With the activity of the copper sharks fairly consistent all of our divers got a wonderful view of the bronzies! We were visited briefly at the end of the trip by a huge short tailed stingray as well! We finished up this trip and headed back to Kleinbaai!

For our second trip it was straight back to the shallows. It appeared that the stingray was hanging around in the shallows to show off for our second group as it joined with the copper sharks, pretty quickly as we anchored up. In to the cage our divers got and with some nice visibility today, the sharks were in stunning form for our cage divers. We also got a visit from a cape fur seal half way through the trip, cruising around Slashfin with some speed. As our divers got up close to some very curious copper sharks we began to finish up for the day, with Christmas soon approaching we all have a white shark on our list, so here’s hoping and we shall sea what happens during the festive period.

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