• 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 01 November 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Guest comment:

"I was terrified by sharks, but truly loved the experience! I've learned so much about sharks. Thank you!" - Maria

"Was a brilliant once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you!" - Adam

"Great experience, really loved it. Service was the best. 5 Stars" - Marie


Great white sharks; copper shark; cape fur seal; short-tailed stingray

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

A copper shark started the fun

Trying to get a little sun

Playful action around the boat

Science really does save sharks

A little nervous to start, all smiles after

Seal decided to make a boat inspection

Sharks on our beautiful coastline

Thanks for a great trip

Beautiful copper sharks

Lovely family time

Coming so close to the cage

Cape fur seal

Just do it day indeed


Thanks everyone 

Stunning bronzie

Our usual visitors - Kelp Gulls

Cooking bronzies!

Happy divers

Our youngest baithandler


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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