• 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 11 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: 

"We had a great time! The boat is awesome and the crew were very helpful! It was great to see the sharks up close!" – Amanda & Cameron

"It exceeded our expectations. We loved it so much, the crew is really friendly. Thank you so much for everything!" – Sam
"Wicked fun, would totally do it again! Thank you!" – Colleen


Sightings:  Great White Sharks and Bronze whalers

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Shaunette was our first visitor this morning gliding around the boat

One very happy cage diver!!!

White wash and a whole bunch of shiny white teeth!

This beauty spent a lot of time with us today, mainly chilling deeper, but all of a sudden up she came!

Great white shark in the shallows

And of course the curious copper sharks in between our white shark sightings!

Celebrate sharky times!

Put your fins up if you like sharks!

Some of our guests enjoying the view from the top deck

One of our three Great White sharks for the afternoon making a splash

Greetings from the shark cage

The recently tagged juvenile female Great White shark, Waddel, came by for a visit

The best kind of day...a sharky one!

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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