• 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 08 September 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments: 

"Just for the Halibut, you can sea what we were sinking of the trip. It was fin-tastic! We had such a Great White time!" - Paul + Claire

"Awesome time! The staff was incredible and made this great experience even better! Thanks!" - James

"What an amazing experience! Something we will remember for the rest of our lives. Incredible crew!" - Morgan + Alex


Sightings:  Great White Sharks, Bronze whalers and Short-tail stingray

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Good

Conditions: Flat, calm seas with little to wind or swell and clear skies making for a bright warm day

Our early morning start was rewarded with this stunning sunrise over the bay

The snout of Clampy, a 4.5m female Great White shark

Such an amazing thing to see the dorsal fin of a White shark cutting through the waters' surface

Just peeking above the surface

One of our guests loving her time in the water with the sharks

Lunging about this Sunday morning!

One of the Bronze whalers slowly cruising on the surface with the beautiful Gansbaai landscape behind

Can't get much closer than this!

A great finish to a successful morning with some active behaviour from this juvenile

Show us your best impressions of a shark

Very curious juvenile great white gliding through clear water

Check out her teeth!

Joined by a stunning bronze whaler

Close and personal with great white sharks 



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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