• 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 16 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

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:

"Thank you for this amazing trip! Everything was great and excellent service!" - Naomi

"Superb trip worth every penny! Thanks to you guys, really well organised! Great staff and great experience! What a sight these sharks were" - Emma & Dan

"No words! Good good good! Thanks!" - Ila

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

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Good

Conditions: Gentle swell, slight breeze and good visibility.

Just snouting around!

Our divers got some up close shark action on our first trip!

This great white showing some true power!

Round to Gansbaai because of the low tide, but we were lucky to glimpse a Southern Rigth Whale on the way!

A Subantarctic skua gliding alongside Slashfin on our way into the Shallows

The trip started off strong, with surface breaks and toothy sharks from the get go

What goes up must come down, with this stunning shark making a splash

Smiles all around after the group encountered a Great White shark under the water

The female White sharks really dominated today with some stunning activity

The feisty juvenile female that was more than happy to stick around as the larger sharks appeared

That excitement that comes with cage diving with Great White sharks for the first time

One of our shark encounters appears to be watching us as much as we are it

A persistent Cape Fur seal was a regular sighting today as it darted around the boat chasing smaller fish

Everyone with us on the count of three...SHARKS


Some great shark activity!

Maybe it's time to go a dentist?

Beautiful 3.8m female

Another close up!

Did you say shark?


Say "AAAH"

Another incredible trip with an incredible bunch of people!

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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