• 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 03 October 2019 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest Comments:

"Deffo one tick off the bucket list. Made my 50th Birthday very specieal and hard to beat. Thank you!" - Simon + Lisa

"Excellent time and plenty of sharks to makie it all worth while! Thank you!" - Jo

"Fantastic experience!" - Anya + Kevin


Sightings:  Great White Sharks, Bronze whalers, and a Cape Fur seal

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

The first to arrive this morning, Gansbaai's golden shark, the Bronze whaler

The Great White sharks were quick today! One of our two sightings, a juvenile female nicknamed Waddel

A Bronze whaler coming in  for a closer inspection of the cage and divers

A wonderful first trip guests on their return to land

Some stunning copper shark activity for the second trip!

Coming in all shades and sizes

Check out their beautiful bronze colour

Happy diver!

And of course our usual visitor Cape fur seal, chasing fish around the cage


Another trip full of Bronzies!

A shiver of sharks

Cheers everyone!

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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