• 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 27 May 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, May 27, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: Bronze Whalers, Coppers sharks, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, sharks, Sharks 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:

"This was an experience of a lifetime. The staff and everyone onboard was amazing as well!" - Kim + Mike

"The staff was amazing and so helpful! They really made the experience worthwhile. I'd recommend to anyone!" - Erin

"Loved the trip! Excellent staff, warm reception, such a memorable experience!" - Brian


Sightings:  Bronze whalers, Short-tail stingray and Cape Fur seal

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

We launched today in some really overcast conditions but that did not make us less excited about seeing some incredible sharks. As soon as we got to our dive location our guests geared up and got ready to enter the cage, which they did as soon as our crew spotted first sharks. We had some really close passes. Once everyone got their chance in the cage and met copper sharks up close and personal, we picked up our cage onto Slashfin and headed back to the harbour looking forward to some warm soup and bread waiting for us.

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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