• 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 21 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:

"Nice experience thanks to the outstanding performance and the sharks!!" - Joan

"Very organized and everyone was friendly, lovely experience. Thanks to all the staff!" - Patrick

"Amazing trip! Lots of sharks. Unforgettable!" - Joana

Sightings: Great White sharks, Bronze Whalers, Cape Fur seal and Short-tail stingray

Visibility: Moderate

Water temperature: Moderate

Sea conditions: Incredible sea conditions with lots of sunshine and calm waters

Rolling her eyes on us

A short tailed stingray with an obvious bite mark

Little one great white shark

So small but so feisty

Just look at her!

And a very nice close up

Thank you all for being with us today!

Just gliding through water

An incredible copper shark showing that they are very pretty too!

Coming back for more attention

Such a beautiful animal! We are so lucky to get to see them so close

A juvenile great white shark

And a nice bonus on our second trip - a southern right whale!

Our queen Clampy visited us as well

Auditioning for a new bait handler

A cape fur seal chasing fish infront of the cage

Hope to see you again!

A Copper Shark checking out our divers!

A Great white getting a nice view of the divers in the cage

Diving done for the day time for some soup!

Plenty of room with a view!

Clampy coming to see what is happening above the waves

Clampy gliding by our divers for some spectacular views

The sun sets on another beautiful day admiring the sharks!

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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