• 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 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments: 

"Such a great, informative experience! Thank you so much for such amazing staff that helped make this happen!" - Jenine

"The best experience, would recommend to anyone!" - Jessica

"So much fun and also educational. #1 bucket list complete!" - Chloe


Sightings:  Great White Shark

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

A wild day out on sea with some larger and stronger conditions lingering from a storm that passed through the area yesterday, and whilst the boat trip itself may have been a little up and down the shark activity was up the entire time. We had the bay to ourselves today and within moments of anchoring the telltale shadow of a large White shark making its' way up our chum slick was seen as the magnificent creature that is Clampy appeared. This female Great White is estimated at 4.5m in length and is an animal that has been involved in studies previously conducted in the Gansbaai area on White shark movement and behaviour. We could not have asked for more amazing action as this shark stuck with us the entire trip, cruising by closely and slowly but then disappearing and making us wait a little while before surprising us with that classic Great White shark ambush approach from the deep. A fantastic morning of Great White shark cage diving and viewing thanks to Clampy, a shark I'm sure our guests today will not forget soon!

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then White Shark Diving in Gansbaai, 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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