• 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 18 May 2019 | Cage Diving Gansbaai

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments: 

"Good experience, crew were on point, sharks were also on point. Enjoyed myself!" - Olly

"Super cool, awesome experience. We enjoyed ourselves so much!" - Truls, Robin, Claudia + Becky

"Welcoming and knowledgable crew. Good shark activity!" - Saqib


Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

A stunning start to the day with the conditions from yesterday continuing on to today however half way through our first trip the winds started to pick up and cause some motion on the ocean. The shark sightings did not suffer though as the wind picked up it appeared our shark activity did too. We had a very short- wait for our first shark to appear this morning with a Bronze whaler seen approaching from the back of the boat before cruising under and appearing on the other side right infront of our cage. Through out the trip we enjoyed some fantastic views as the Bronze whalers kept coming, most of which were adult or larger individuals, with two smaller ones seen joining for the trip and mostly female with yet again what appeared to be only two males seen for the morning.

The second trip of the day picked up exactly where we had finished with sharks from the get go! The Bronze whaler sightings continued into the after giving our guests on board and those in the water a beautiful view and an up close and personal encounter when they encountered the sharks from the cage. 

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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