• 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 05 September 2019 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

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.

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"Super informative and friendly staff! Thank you for helping me realise one of my dreams!" – Nicholas

"Third trip of the week, and the best white shark activity! Amazing!" – Kimberli & Craig

"Thanks for all you do for research and educating the public. Great time and lots of learning! Cheers!" – Megan & Curtis


Great white shark, Bronze whaler sharks and Short tailed stingray

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

A short tailed stingray at the surface by Slashfin!

The copper sharks enjoying themselves and getting close to our divers!

Just the tip of the iceberg, white sharks will always suprise you! Gotta be quick with that camera!!!

This time Shaunette was captured in frame and is a stunning great white shark!

Off the back of the boat things got aerial!

Our first group of happy shark cage divers!

Say ahhhh! 

One of Gansbaai's golden sharks, the Bronze whaler

Our lovely honeymooning couple testing the water

And with a little bit of patience a Great White shark appeared

A juvenile female with distinctive markings made for some exciting viewing

A couple that dives together survives together!

A small great white shark joining us on our third trip!

Clampy coming up to check out our divers.

Clampy showing off her namesake!

Final group of the day happy to see the sharks!

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, 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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