• 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 22 May 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, May 22, 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 day. Perfectly run. Staff was top notch." – Gordon

"So wonderful, please keep doing all the great conservation and education work!" – Jennifer

"Awesome tour! And awesome team! We loved it!!!<3" – Mariane and Lucas


Sightings:  Bronze whalers

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

We started our trip not too early today in some nice conditions with not too much wind or swell. As soon as we reached our anchor spot in the shallows, our guests were ready to gear up and start their shark adventure. Once everyone got their wetsuits on and we spotted the first Bronze whaler, our first 9 divers climbed into the cage. The shark activity quickly picked up with some beautiful large individuals passing our divers in the cage. Bronze whalers stayed around us in large numbers for the rest of the trip, so everyone got the chance to enjoy them in the water. Once everyone had their shark cage diving experience we left our cage with the anchor and headed back to the harbour to pick up our next group.

We left the harbour for the second trip and once we reached our dive spot our sharks didn't make us wait. They came in big numbers giving our divers in the cage really close passes. Everyone was thrilled to meet these beautiful animals up close. Once everyone had their chance in the cage we headed back to the harbour to enjoy our soup and bread that was waiting for us back at the great white house. 

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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