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  • 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 20 January 2019 | 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 Comments:
“Great day with super organisation and structure. Great crew and lots of knowledge.“ ~ Arion & Rebecca

“Best wildlife marine experience so far! Glad that I chose you as a company, couldn’t think of a better way to spend my morning.” ~ Laura

“Awesome experience with an awesome crew! We love your wildlife protection goals and hope you keep up the great work!” ~ Gaby & Lionel

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 19.2°C + 19.4°C  

Depth: 9m + 9.8m

Visibility: 1m + 1m 

Conditions: Windy but flat sea and a nice warm day

We started our shark adventure with a bit of a fun ride out to the dive location. Everyone was super excited and thrilled about the trip we had ahead of us. Little did we know that there were some pleasant surprises waiting for us. As we usually do we started chumming the water as soon as the cage was attached to the boat. Bronze whalers did not make us wait for too long and started coming up to the boat one after another. Our guests were thrilled to see how beautiful and graceful this species can be. Geared up and ready divers entered the cage ready to encounter their first sharks. Bronzies were extremely active and very entertaining coming up really close and giving occasional tail slaps next to the cage. Just when the second cage were almost done our first surprise showed up: a beautiful Sevengill shark came up to the cage. Even though it was not the first time they came up to the boat, it is always a nice and rare sight to see them doing it.  Just when we thought our day couldn’t get any better a Short-tail stingray surfaced and went for the bait softly brushing against the cage. As much as everyone would love to stay there longer we had to go back to the harbour to give a chance for our next group of shark enthusiasts to enjoy their experience. 

We started our second trip of the day with the sun high in the sky and a bit of wind blowing from the South. As soon as we reached our dive site in the Shallows, our crew picked up the cage that was left on anchor form the previous trip. Chum did the trick and our first Bronze whalers started to show up next to the boat. As soon as our guests got their wetsuits, they quickly geared up and were ready to start their shark cage diving experience. The sharks were incredible, coming up really close to the cage and allowing the divers in it to appreciate their beauty. To top it up our guests had a pleasure to witness multiple Bronze whalers breach just next to our boat. Once everyone was happy with their experience in the cage we headed back to the harbour to enjoy our well-deserved soup and bread at Great White House.



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