• 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 02 August 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in 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: 

"Such an amazing experience for both a diver and non-diver! Very informative and everyone was really helpful and friendly. Thanks!" - Karl + Lisa

"Absolutely incredible experience and so much information from the crew!" - Laura + Aislinn

"Great experience and worth the early wake up!" - Tarnya + Denise


Sightings:  Great White Sharks, Bronze whalers and a Cape Fur seal

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

We launched from Gansbaai harbour fro our first trip gigving us an opportunity to enjoy beautiful local shoreline! Once we got to the dive site, we got our sharks almost imediately! All our divers had to do is to jump into their wetsuits and prepeare themselves for the cage. The first great white shark was a very well familiar to us juvenile shark of around 2.5m, followed by a cheeky Cape fur seal porposing around our boat.. After that we had a much bigger shark of around 3.8 meters going for our lines and being very curious. Straight after her we got ourselves our first male great white shark easily gliding in the water, showing how agile and graceful these large animals can be! A sneaky bronze whaler shaowed and tried its luck at the lines but quickly disappeared. And just as a cherry on top of our "shark cake" our large female named Clampy showed up leaving everyone in awe! What an incredible start of the day!

Having enough water in the bay, we launched from Kleinbaai harbour this time, heading back to the dive location where we left our cage with the anchor. Just as we got there we quickly geared up and started to wait for the first sharks to arrive, our first cage was incredibly lucky and saw 2 different great white sharks, a 2.5m juvenile and a 3.1m male. Once again we were lucky enough to show our divers another species of shark -Copper shark, shyly trying to nibble on our lines. Then we had a bit of a quiet time but as we always say patience usually pays off and another juvenile sharks came to the cage giving us quite a performance! 

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