• 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 19 September 2019 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"Fantastic trip from start to finish. All staff were absolutely excellent and made our trip even better!" - Orla + Tom

"Had an absolutely brilliant morning! Fantastic trip, amazing staff and awesome sharks!" - Josh

"A once in a lifetime experience. Thanks, I will never forget. Wonderful work you are doing!" -Dean + Terri



Sightings: Great White sharks, Bronze whalers and Cape Fur seal

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate


All round smiles before entering the cage

Shaunette, our 3.8m female, gracefully breaking the waters' surface

This couple is visiting all the way from Ireland in the hopes of seeing the Great White shark

Shaunette again, the star of the morning

Smile, you're in a shark cage

A Bronze whaler slowly cruising by

The sort of emotion we want to see as our divers enter the water

Thank you to our fantastic morning group of Great White shark and Bronze whaler shark cage divers

Someone can't wait to get into the cage!

Shaunette and her beautiful smile

They are known as White Pointers for a reason

A bit creepy but still cool photo


Iconic white belly

We also were lucky enough to get some bronzies for ourselves

And Clampy is right back at it!

Thanks everyone! SHAAAARK! 

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