• 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 22 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronzie, Cage Diving, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, 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 Comments:
"Such an amazing experience, I'll be sure to reccomend it to everyone I meet!!" ~ Calu

"This was so much fun, and a dream come true! THANK YOU!" ~ Clara and Mie

"amazing and fun, thank you!" ~ Nellie and Tanna



Temperature: 19.7°C

Depth: 8.5 m

Visibility: 1m 

Conditions: Sunny on a flat sea, with little wind. 

This morning we headed out to sea towards our dive-site in the shallows, where our guests quickly suited up. Soon the Copper sharks arrived, and divers climbed into the cage. Our divers were thrilled as the sharks came incredibly close to the cage. Overall it was an amazing trip, and soon we headed back to shore, where our guests finished the trip with some amazing vegetable soup and homemade bread. 

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