• In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • 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 16 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, May 16, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark, 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: 

"Great team. Informative, passionate, enthusiastic workers. Thank you so much. Well fun operation." – Pete & Kuljit

"Very informative. Great hospitality. Thanks so much! " – Dusty

"Awesome experience! Very nice staff" – Christoffer


Sightings:  Bronze whalers, Cape fur seal and Short-tailed stingray

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Today we started our first trip of the day in overcast conditions, but that didn’t stop us from being excited about our trip. We reached the dive spot and quickly geared up. Once the first sharks arrived, first nine people got into the cage. We had some amazing Bronze whaler activity throughout the trip. Once everyone had their chance in the cage, we had some time left so we headed to Dyer Island and Geyser rock, to check out our Cape Fur seal colony.

For our second trip we headed back to the shallows in search of some sharks! We got some copper sharks right away as we arrived to our cage so our divers got into their suits and jumped into the cage. We got some awesome activity from the copper sharks on this trip with all our divers getting up close with the sharks. We also had a few nice passes from a stingray and then towards the end of the trip 2 Cape Fur seals came to join us for some triple S diving!

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Cage Diving in South Africa, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

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