• 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 23 May 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

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: 

"Wonderful experience and well guided" – Rayn, Jack and Jan

"Great tour, nice experience, very well guided, value for money. Hope to see a great white next time" – Reinhard and Mirko

"Great trip and very professional all around. Really enjoyed the time on ocean" – Nick and Jenn


Sightings:  Bronze whalers and Short-tail stingray

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

We started our day in some nice and sunny conditions with just a bit of swell. Once we got to the anchor spot our first group of nine quickly geared up and were ready to climb into the cage, as the copper sharks were already all around us. The first cage had very active sharks coming in numbers and entertaining everyone in the cage. Our next cage were just as lucky having Bronzies come up to them really close showing off all their beauty and grace. Just as the group of divers got into the water a short tail stingray made its appearance. Great trip all around, once we were ready we headed back to enjoy soup and bread back at the great white house.

The second trip of the day launched on to a beautiful bay with the sun shinning, a slight wind to keep things fresh and a sneaky larger bit of swell here and there. Once on anchor we only had a few moments to wait till our first shark sighting as a Bronze whaler approached. Things were a little slow in the beginning as our winds shifted direction but we just had to wait for things to settle and the activity started to pick up and boy did it pick up, as our divers were continuously ducking under the water to see the sharks that just kept coming. We had the adult Bronze whalers around and a number of smaller individuals including a very tiny, inquisitive individual that made for some amazing views above and below water. Towards the end of our time on anchor the Short-tail stingrays came to the surface, with two individuals showing off the graceful movements that we associate with these magestic creatures. A fantastic afternoon spent out on sea for our guests and the crew of Slashfin.

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