• 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 16 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:

"Awesome experience! Loved getting to see a white shark up close! Thanks so much!" - Ryan

"Thank you very much to everyone involved, awesome experience, learned a lot. I'll be back!" - Patrick

"Excellent tour. Superb biologist. Enjoyed it a lot! Very helpful crew!" - Gustavo



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

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Beautiful bronzies on our first trip

Going at it!

With beautiful sunshine shimmering on their dorsal side

Beautiful cat-like eye of a copper shark

Come again guys!

Gansbaai's golden sharks, the Bronze whaler at it again

Shaunette made an appearance during our second trip

An estimated 3.8m female, she showed off with some impressive surface breaks

Shaunette checking us out

One of our divers after her shark cage diving experience

No snout about it, these Bronze whalers are some pretty cool sharks to see

Up close and personal with a Bronze whaler

A quick getaway for this Giant Petrel taking off after being investigated by a shark

We had brief glimpses of a Short-tail stingray throughout the trip

Thank you to our lovely guests that joined us for Slashfin's second trip. We hope you enjoyed

Bronzies on top of one another

Gliding through the water

Scaring mullets away

Trying to act like a white shark

And here is a white shark just being a white shark!

Sneaky little (not so little) thing checking us out

Hello from Panama!

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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