• 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 19 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:

"Awesome time! Loved it, great staff very helpful" - Michael

"Great experience! Staff was fantastic and very informative!" - Alexandre

"Awesome experience. The crew was great." - Douglas 

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

Visibility: Poor

Water temperature: Moderate

Conditions: Beautiful sunny day out at sea with just a bit of swell and a bit of a breeze

Another stunning sunrise for Slashfin and her guests!

Spy hopping on us

Beautiful juvenile great white shark

Great white shark activity infront of our cage

People enjoyed it inside and outside the cage! 

And once again Clampy came to visit us

A smaller shark at around 3 meters.

Now it's time to get some delicious soup!

A stunning 3.0m female to start of the second trip

A thumbs up for Great White sharks

A slow approach and surface break from this juvenile White shark

Graceful, something you don't often see them portrayed as in media but something we see often


The tell-tale rounded snout of a Bronze Whaler

Front row view for these young ones enjoying the sharks and seal

The end result of an ambush approach from deep

A little seal cage diving anyone?

Great White splash down

A big thank you to all our guests who joined us on board Slashfin today

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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