• 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 21 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, January 21, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: African penguin, Cage Diving, Cape fur seal, Copper shark, Dyer Island, great white, shark, 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: “We just saw lions in the wild, this was so much better! Thank you to the team, great experience!” – Rory

"So cool seeing sharks so close! " ~ Lulianne & Lynn

"Great experience. Thank you." ~ Seneca

"Great experience, thanks for everything" ~ Nicholas and Camila



Water Temperature: 19.2°C + 19.3°C

Depth: 9.1m + 9.3m

Visibility: 2m + 2m

Conditions: Overcast to start the day but the sun pulled through and the sea remained calm

This morning an exclusive charter of 11 guests from America joined us for our first trip. We headed out of Gansbaai harbour this morning due to the low tide, and headed over to the Islands first. We had a stunning ride around Danger Point through the washing machine and into Shark Alley. As we cruised through the alley we got nice and close to some of our 60000 Cape Fur Seals. These guys were rather playful infront of Slashfin as we slowly cruised through the Alley. As we left we approached Dyer Island and even managed to spot a few penguins chilling on the rock amongst the Cape Cormorants. We waved goodbye to the penguins and then headed to the shallows on a mission to see some sharks. They did not disappoint this morning, with sharks around the boat very quickly and some stunning activity throughout the entire trip! We had ourselves a very happy group of divers, and a bonus of a couple of breaching bronzies towards the end.

In the afternoon we once again headed back to our dive-site, and as our guests got into their wetsuits, the Copper sharks once again arrived. Our divers climbed into the cage and were thrilled by the activity of these beautiful animals. Towards the end of the trip a Short-tailed stingray briefly came up, giving our divers only a hint at it's size. By the end of our trip, our divers left satisfied, having ticked something off their bucket list, and glad to have dry land back underneath their feet. 


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