• 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 05 October 2019 | Cage Diving Gansbaai

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest Comments:

"Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience. very much enjoyed!" - Sofia

"Lots of love for the crew and volunteers, very helpful and knowledgeable, had a great time!" - Kirsten + Kayla

"An amazing experience and much gratitude for the help given with my father in his wheelchair. So pleased he was able to get into the cage!" - Rob + Deborah


Sightings:  Great White Sharks and Bronze whalers

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

The first big fish visitor, a Bronze whaler

The sun reveals the stunning colour the Bronze whaler boasts

A Bronze whaler giving us a nice view above water

The fast-paced and feisty juvenile female White shark, Waddel, came by for a quick visit

Our first group of guests, dived, survived and even after the early wake up did great shark impressions for us

A copper shark crusing in the sunshine!

A group of very happy shark cage divers!

Copper sharks right at the cage today!

A 3.3m male turned up on our second trip to check out our divers

The great white up close with our divers in the cage!

Down in front divers!

Happy shark cage divers!!!

Happy divers in the cage!!

A beautiful copper shark!

Sharks make us all happy!

3 trips today and some very happy divers!

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