• 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 15 September 2019 | Great White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments: 

"Great to see the wonderful education of sharks that you are doing for the public!" - Judy + John

"Awesome experience! Thanks for the educational trip!" - Murray

"Good boat, great crew, i liked that you changed anchor positions to see Great White!" - Don


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

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

The Bronze whaler was quick to arrive this morning and dominated much of the trip

A Southern Giant Petrel playing a risky game, staying on the waters' surface surrounded by sharks

Wet and wild Birthday celebrations for John and his family

A long wait but this beauty of a great White finally arrived. Thansk Shaunette


Some local guests from Cape Town enjoying what Gansbaai has to offer

One of three Great White shark sightings in the end, Shaunette was the most active

Flying fins as Shaunette rocketed out of the water

All eyes on me

Shaunette is back with us as beautiful as ever

Showing off her beautiful white belly

With white sharks you can enjoy them out of the water as well

Shark incoming..


Absolutely stunning sightings

Giant petrel chilling in front of the cage

Pretty copper sharks visited us today as well

Spy hopping

Thank you guys so much for an incredible trip!

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