• 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 22 August 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"A fantastic trip and a wondeful chance to see these amazing animals up close. Thank you for the great trip, the team were very helpful and informative and Clampy the shark was awesome!" - Richard + Hilary

"Thank you for one of the best experiences I have evern had! i fear the sea so much but today you have helped me overcome my fear. Sharks are amazing!' - James + Lyzzie

"Thanks for the awesome trip. Once in a lifetime!" - Andrea + Roselle

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

Visibility: Moderate

Water temperature: Moderate

Sea conditions: Little to no swell or wind, clear skies with patches of cloud and mist rolling through bay periodically

The early shark cage diver gets the shark!

The biggest shark (4.5m) in the bay that we are currently seeing came to say good morning to us all

Marine Biologist, Alison and visiting film producer, Louise, enjoying some time in the cage

Nothing like seeing such a formidable predator launch itself from the water

A ten out of ten for this body flop

Our first trip celebrating a successful morning out on sea

Thumbs up for sharks

Look into my eyes, oh wait you can't, I've rolled them back to protect them from any damage

Happy shark cage divers

She may be small but this juvenile White shark was a mighty sighting around the boat for our second trip

What did we see? SHARKS!

A Curious copper shark by the cage!

A Great White just below the surface

Gliding in front of the cage.

Happy shark day!

Smile! A great white breaching infront of the cage!

Clampy showing off her battle scars!

Sharks are awesome!!!
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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