• 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 06 October 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: 

"What a fantastic time! Dream come true for a couple of nature lovers! And an awesome honeymoon activity!" – Jordan & Stephanie

"Super fun a so informative! The effort put in to give a good shark dive is evident! Thank you for the education and conservation as well!!" - Glenn

"Great trip and keep up the conservation efforts!" – The Lennons


Great white shark, Bronze whaler sharks and a Cape Fur seal

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Shaunette coming to check out our divers this morning!

Cruising right by our guests in the water! Worth the early wake up this morning!

Waddel the 2.8m acoustically tagged Great White Shark!

The copper sharks were also up for some action this morning!


We started off with some nice great white sharks

With a cheeky Cape Fur Seal around our boat

And we finally got ourselves a great white shark!

And off she went, a juvenile female

Pretty bronzies everywhere!

Thanks everyone!

The grace of a Bronze whaler shark

Snout infront of the rest

Enjoy the afternoon sunshine and shark views from Slashfins' top deck

The Cape Fur seal that was a constant companion to this afternoons trip

Chasing fish is hard, time for a break

Thank you to our third trip guests, you guys were JAWsome!

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