• 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 20 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: 

"Great white experience! The knowledge provided was amazing!" - Jason

"Worth every penny! Great experience. No comments for improvement" - Josh

"First time ever and I absolutely LOVED it!" - Joshua

Visibility: Poor

Water temperature: Moderate

Sea conditions: Beautiful sunny day with a bit of wind and just a bit of swell

Sightings: Great white sharks, Copper Sharks (Bronze whalers), Cape Fur Seal

Beautiful Bronzies cruizing together

Great white shark following the bronze whalers

Peeka boo!

Coming in soooo close!

Stunning female shark

I'm watching you!

Powerful but so graceful


Pretty face

With great white sharks you can enjoy them in and out of the water

Thank you guys! It was FINtastic!

The scenery has changed a bit with the copper sharks taking over

We still got to witness beautiful white sharks just like this 2.5m female

Look at this beautiful bronze colour!

So agile!

Da-dum da-dum da-dum - JAWSome


Happy divers and happy people on the boat

Our Cape fur seal not minding at all such close proximity with a bronzie

Come back again!

Happy Family!

Beautiful Bronze Whaler

Another successful trip to see the sharks!

Feisty small great white in action

Show those pearly whites!

Late in the day but still buzzing about the activity of the sharks!

A great end to a great white day!

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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