• 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 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:
"Amazing all around. Thanks so much!" ~ Breanne

"Amazing experience provided by a great team. Thank you!" ~ Michael and June-Ashley



Temperature: 19.7°C

Depth: 8.5 m

Visibility: 2m 

Conditions: Overcast in the morning, with the sun breaking through later.

This morning our guests got into their wetsuits at the Great White House, as we were a bit surprised by a sudden splash of rain. However, this did not deter us from heading out to sea. We briefly visited Dyer Island and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Geyser Rock, before heading towards our dive site. Once we arrived, Slashfin was placed on anchor and the cage firmly attached to the side of our vessel. The Copper sharks announced their arrival with a sudden breach only 15 meters from our vessel. Our divers climbed into the cage and were thrilled by the beauty of these animals as they swam by the cage. We were soon visited by a Short-tailed stingray, who hung around the cage for quite a while. We soon headed back, around Danger Point, towards Gansbaai harbour.  

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