• 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 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Guest comment:

"Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I conquered my fear of the sea & sharks. Tour guides were so passionate!" - Kellie

"Congrats South Africa on the World Cup win. Great Trip. Love the enthusiasm. Go Big Red." - Paul

"Wonderful to see these beautiful animals in the free ocean! Keep on doing what you're doing!" - Alexandra


Great white shark; copper shark; cape fur seal

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Such a beautiful dorsal fin

Family Fun Time

Coming up for a look

All smiles for the sharks

A copper shark getting into the action

When the excitement gets to be too much

The shark is also excited about winning the World Cup

Thanks for getting up early

Stunning great white shark

Look at that beautiful eye!

Shaunette - a large female


So close to the cage!

Cape fur seal chilling around

And of course our bronzies not failing to entertain 

Thank you all!

Baeutiful copper shark

Coming in numbers

Stunning agile animal

Check out how close they come to the cage

Happy divers


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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