• 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 07 September 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: 

"Such a wonderful trip. We had an amazing day! We saw at least 6 sharks including great whites. Thank you to the staff and crew for an amazing experience!" – Marlene

"Absolutely amazing trip. So happy we saw so many sharks including ma favourite the great white. Has been a dream come true annd number 1 on my to do list!" – Hannah

"Thank you guys for the best experience of my life!! You guys are amazing!" – Jennifer


Sightings:  Great White Sharks, Bronze whalers

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Good

The shark we tagged a few weeks ago cruising with a copper shark!

She was on form this morning with lots of activity for our first trip!

Beautiful smile from this great white!

Peaking out of the water!

Need to check some teeth out! Open wide!!


The copper sharks basking in the sunshine today!

This little white shark was another wonderful visitor today!

The copper and white sharks together.

Happy happy divers!

The afternoon heated up and so did the copper shark activity.

Shark pose!

Clampy joining us for the afternoon.

Sunshine and sharks what more could you want?!

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then White Shark 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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