• 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 07 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, April 07, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronzie, Cage Diving, Copper shark, Gansbaai, shark cage diving, south africa, 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: 
"Excellent experience!! Will highly recommend. Thank you!" ~ Jack

"Very enjoyable will recommend." ~ David

"Great day out! Helpful and konwledgable staff! Lots of sharks!!!" ~ Neil


Location: Joubertsdam 

Water Temperature: 13.0°C + 

Depth: 9.0m + 

Visibility: 0.5m + 

Conditions: Sunny day with a bit of wind.

After a slightly bouncy trip, we quickly arrived at our dive site, and our divers quickly received their wetsuits. Very soon our first Copper sharks arrived. Our divers quickly climbed into the cage, and the sharks visited the cage repeatedly. While a small white shark popped up, his splashing around definitly made a lasting impression. A short-tailed stingray briefly came up as well, before heading back down to the deep. Overall an amazing time out at sea, with a lot of activity. 

And once again we headed out to sea! As soon as we got to our dive site our guests started to gear up and not much later the first visitors arrived. A few bronze Whalers, attracted by the chum, came around to check out our baits. Some of them came really close to the cage making it an unforgettable experience fot the divers inside of it. The activity was great throughout the trip and once everyone had there chance to get close and personal with our beautiful sharks, we headed back to trhe harbour.

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