• 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 10 September 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest Comments:

"Amazing day. So close to the sharks it was fantastic. Staff were so helpful and friendly. Would recommend them!" - The Burns Family

"One amazing experience! Thank you so much. Whole team loved the experiene. Nice way to inform our guests!" - La Residence Group

"This has been an amazing experiene. I love the fact the whole activity was with a foucs on conservation. Thank you!" - Annie


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

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Early morning shark giving its' biggest and best yawn to the divers

Here count my teeth! I told you I had a lot.

Classic black and white of the Great White shark

A bit of Bronze whaler action

An early start, lots of action, the first group make it back to shore

More jaw-dropping action for the second trip

Our divers enjoyed a toasty 16.5°C sea tempature today

Happy Slashfin guests

Another successful trip back in harbour

A close encounter for this Giant Petrel (the bird flew away unharmed)

Splish Splash

The extending of the jaw of a Great White shark makes for some pretty impressive views

A local family enjoying the local wildlife

Captured just before the lower deck was drenched in spray as this shark moved powerfully close by

The Bronze whalers joined for the afternoon activities too

Fish out of water

The Birthday girl capturing those stunning Bronze whalers

The Bronze whalers glowed golden in the afternoon sun

A shark amongst the spray

The slow approach of a juvenile male Great White shark

One more time....SHAAARRK!

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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