• 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 25 January 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, January 26, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: cage dive, Cape Town, Copper shark, great white, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark, south africa, Stingray, 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 comments: “Fantastic and friendly team and smooth process throughout! Would recommend to friends and family and also to volunteer with!” – Aaron

“Fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with this wonderful species! Crew were amazing thanks!!” – Natalie

“Great experience! The facilities and the boat were fantastic! Guide was very knowledgeable!” – Tom


Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 19.1°C

Depth: 10.0m  

Visibility: 1m +

Conditions:  Sunny and warm with a gentle breeze

Straight to the shallows this morning in search of some sharks! We arrived this morning and anchored up, in preparation of another awesome shark trip. We had copper sharks around Slashfin within minutes this morning and with our divers geared up, we got them in the cage and up close with these magnificent sharks! We got some explosive activity to start with and activity was good through out our first cage. With plenty of good close passes our first group was super happy with their dive! Cue the next group and into the tropical Atlantic water they got! While 19 degrees is warm for us, some may not agree, and that’s why you get geared up in our lovely 7mm wetsuits to protect from the cold! With our sharks joined by a curious stingray, we had excellent sightings for our trip and a very happy bunch of divers. With that we pulled the cage onboard and headed to the harbour!

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