• 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 29 May 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, May 29, 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: 

"Felt very personal, loved that!" – Mildre

"Well organized tour. Great experience." – Kat

"The marine biologist provided the group with many facts that made the trip/experience even better. Friendly, bright & amazing people. Loved the experience" – Gabby


Sightings:  Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Another beautiful day out at sea. We started our first trip of the day with some winds, but because it was the easterly wind, it blew the water flat. Once we got to the dive location, our guests geared up and got ready to get into chilly Atlantic waters. The visibility was not the best today but we still managed to see some beautiful sharks, that came really close to us, giving us a chance to appreciate them. We also had a cape fur seal porpoising around the boat and chilling at the surface just near us. Once everyone got their chance in the cage we headed back to the harbour to enjoy some warm soup.  

And off we go again, trying to get some sharks for our second group of guests. As we reached the diving site, our divers jumped into the wetsuits and were ready to climb into the cage. Copper sharks did not make us wait for too long and we had some nice shark activity around our cage even with a 7 Gill cowshark coming to check our baits out. Once everyone had their chance in the cage we picked it up back onto the boat and headed back to the harbour.

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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