• 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 28 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 28, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Cape fur seal, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark, shark cage diving,

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:

"The experience was amazing and wonderful! I loved it!" ~ Paul

"Thank you for an incredible experience! The entire crew was amazing!" ~ Sagar & Lekha

"Great job! Very professional" ~ Aesha & Ankit


Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature:  20.1°C + 20.1°C

Depth: 10.4 m + 8.4 m

Visibility: 1m + 1m

Conditions: Warm and sunny day with not so much swell

The sun was already shining bright when we headed out to sea. Everyone was super excited and couldn't wait to see beautiful sharks. As we reached our dive location our guests quickly geared up and were ready to enter the cage. Fortunately, copper sharks did not make us wait for too long and we were ready to start our shark cage diving experience. Sharks were nice and active coming really close to the cage causing some occasional shouts of excitment from our divers. Besides the beautiful copper sharks, we were lucky to see a Cape Fur seal quickly swimming by our boat. Once everyone got their chance in the cage we were ready to head back to the harbour to greet our next group of guests. 

As we headed out back to our dive location the wind picked up a little bit making our ride just a tiny bit more fun. As soon as we got to the dive site and our guests jumped in their wetsuits, the first sharks arrived, competing for the baits on each side of the cage. Our skillful bait-handlers made sure that sharks came up close enough to the divers so they could appreciate the beauty of these stunning animals. As the trip proceeded a Short-Tailed stingray made its way to the surface and visited our boat. Once again we left our cage behind to go back to the harbour so our excited divers could enjoy their delicious soup and bread back at Great White House.

The waves sprayed across the bow of Slashfin as we made our way back to our dive site for our last trip of the day. The crew attached the cage to the vessel and our guests got into their wetsuits. Very quickly our visitors arrived. Both Copper sharks and a Short-tailed stingray rose up near the cage, and our divers jumped into the cage. Our divers were amazed by the beauty of both species, and the copper sharks became more and more active as the trip progressed. Soon we headed back to dry land, where some ginger ale was waiting for our guests, and some fantastic homemade bread and soup. 

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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