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  • 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 15 August 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"Wonderful experience!!!  Thank you so much you were all wonderful!" - Tim

"Super tour, helpful staff, Great fun!" - Madsen Family

"Great equipment, helpful staff, lots of fun!" - Ken

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

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Conditions: Low and lessening swell with a slight wind blowing and clear skies.


The first trip launched as the moon set, giving us a bright morning before the sun rose


Two of our guests visiting from Cape Town enjoying the short boat trip to the anchor site


The first Great White shark arrived quickly, setting us up for a fantastic trip


A small juvenile female White shark slowly cruising slowly by the cage for all to enjoy


A spectacular sighting for the trip, this little female has been sighted frequently over the last two months


Cold water...what cold water?!


Multiple surface breaks were seen throughout this trip


Back to land, we finished off the trip in Gansbaai harbour with a loud SHARK yelled for all to hear

Coming up from the depths! Great White Shark

Reach for the stars, getting acrobatic!

Clampy the 4.5m female Great White Shark from our second trip

Cheeky cape fur seal around Slashfin!

A Happy group of divers!!

Happy Divers!

Power! Right in front of the cage!

Clampy in action

Spying from below

Jawesome Headgear!!!

Back from another Sharky Trip!!

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