• 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 14 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:

"Excellent trip! Relaxed, no rush and a great atmosphere with good information. Had fun!" - Jordi & Kristel

"Really good crew and guide. We felt that the company cares and love the invironment and sharks. Thank you very much! <3" - Helena & Judith

"The best day ever! I love Shaunette." - Catherine

Water temperature: Moderate

Weather conditions: A bit chilly in the morning but nice calm waters

Sightings: Great White Sharks, Copper sharks (Bronze whalers), Giant Petrel

Our first great white shark of the day

So close to the cage!

In and OUT of the water!

Our number one blog fans! Was super nice meeting you, guys! 

Our tagged female cruising next to the cage

Beautiful snout of a great white shark

Our Shaunette sticking with us for almost the whole trip

Sharks are great but we also sometimes get to see these stunning creatures as well - Giant Petrel

Incredible experince for everyone on the boat

Check out her beautiful blue eye


Shaunette, the female Great White shark coming back to visit during the second trip

The commotion caused as a shark breaks the waters' surface

Our guests enjoyed calm conditions, clear sunny skies and great shark activity

That pointed snout of a Great White shark

Waddel, our recent acoustically tagged juvenile White shark

Second time visitors ready for another dive

Bronze whaler makes a quick turn as a Great White sharks lurks underneath

A nice day for a swim, right?!

A FIN-tastic finish to a stunning day

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