• 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 24 December 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, December 24, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: cage dive, Cape Town, Copper shark, great white, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark, south africa, White Shark,

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: “Crew was extremely friendly & helpful. Great experience overall!” – Nick

“Very good tour, knowledgeable and great experience” – Andrew

“Very nice crew, helpful, cheerful and supportive. Debra did a wonderful job helping out” - Reema



Water Temperature: 20.1°C + 20.5°C + 20.6°C

Depth: 8.7m + 11.1m + 12.0m

Visibility: 2m + 2m + 2m

Conditions:  Sunny day with a gentle swell

Our first trip of the morning headed out into a warm and inviting morning. We got to our dive site and prepared our guests for an excellent session diving with sharks! Our first visitors around Slashfin were our faithful copper sharks, lapping up the morning sunshine and enjoying the warmer water we are experiencing at the moment. Our first group of divers hopped in the cage and got up close to some interesting individuals. We had the copper shark this morning missing the dorsal fin! It doesn’t appear to have impaired the individual, but strange nonetheless to see a shark minus that iconic fin! Activity was excellent throughout the morning, with all our divers enjoying a thrilling cage dive experience. To finish up the trip we headed around danger point and towards Gansbaai to drop our guests there due to a low tide in Kleinbaai.

Our second trip also enjoyed the fantastic views around Danger Point with the sun climbing higher in the sky, it was a fantastic start to our cage diving trip. We approached the shallows and got the cage prepared, while our guests begun to gear up. We got sharks within minutes of anchoring and our first group of excited divers headed in to the water. We were also joined by a short tailed stingray, which is always magnificent to see these flat sharks! Activity of the bronzies was good throughout the trip with our divers getting some fantastic sightings of these schooling sharks both above and below the water. As we finished up we made our way back into Kleinbaai harbour to collect our final group of excited divers.

After we picked up our new guests, Slashfin made its way back to The Shallows. As our guests quickly got into their wetsuits the the Copper sharks arrived immediately and the first group jumped into the cage. The shark activity was once again amazing, and our divers had some amazing views as the sharks passed by our cage. Soon the short-tailed stingray was back as well, dazzling our clients above with it's amazing size. Our guests had an amazing time on the boat, but soon our time was up. We headed back to Kleinbaai harbour, where our guests finished off the trip with homemade bread and soup.  

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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