• 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 21 March 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments: 

"Brilliant trip! Great info and scenery and a few gorgeous Bronze whaler sharks!" - Helen

"Y'all amazing! We had the best time!" - Wyatt

"Great trip and experience. Very well done job, thank you!" - Juliane


Sightings:  Bronze whalers 

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Low

A wet and wild Tuesday for Marine Dynamics as we spent the afternoon on the water with some choppier conditions. We had a little wait for our first shark to appear, but the higher winds made for a pretty impressive scent trail leaving our vessel and with time a Bronze whaler came into view. This was a smaller, shyer individual that would start its' approach before turning away a few minutes from the cage and boat. This continued for sometime until two larger Bronze whalers made their presence known, these two, one male and one female, showcased completely different behaviour to the smaller individual and we enjoyed some up close and personal sightings for the rest of the trip.

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then White Shark 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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