• 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 03 June l 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: 

"Amazing trip, thanks for everything. All staff did a fantastic job. XX" – Pippa

"3 words, awesome, awesome, awesome! First experience and it was great. Thank you!" – Mthobeli

"Great friendly team! Good life time experience." – Isaac


Sightings:  Great White Sharks, Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal, Short tailed Stingray, Bryde’s whale

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

We started our day with Gansbaai launch today, as the water was just too low for us to launch from Kleinbaai. The conditions were nice and calm and the sky was just extra pretty today. As soon as we got to the Shallows our divers geared up and were ready to jump into the cage as soon as we got our first copper sharks, who didn’t make us wait for too long. The sharks were quite active giving our divers some nice passes. When our second cage was enjoying some copper sharks, we heard a rumour that there is a white shark in the area, so we’d decided to move anchor in order to show it to our guests. And as soon as we anchored, we were lucky enough to spot Shaun the great white shark, a 3.3m male who has been in this area for the last couple of weeks. A short tailed stingray also made an appearance impressing everyone with its size. Just as we were heading back to the harbour, our skipper spotted a Bryde’s whale, and there was an African Penguin resting at the surface. Al in all an incredible trip with some unexpected sightings.

For our second trip we approached our cage and quickly relocated to boost our chances of seeing a great white. Our first sharks were a couple of copper sharks! So our first group got into the cage and then up came Shaun the Great White! He was with us for our first two cages, and he gave us some awesome activity throughout his time with us. He gave our divers both on the boat and in the cage some fantastic opportunities for some pictures. We finished up the trip with more copper sharks a seal and a stingray! Triple S Diving!

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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