• 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 04 November 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:

"It was a great day. We got to see a great white shark, seal etc. The staff was verty friendly and helpful. Thank you for making this day so great!" - Stine & Daniel

"Great experience, well organised, friendly and qualified staff" - Paulina & Cedric

"A highlight of SA! Staff was very friendly and knowledgebale" - Emiliano


Location: Joubertsdam

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Great white shark, Copper sharks, Cape fur seal

Our first entertainer of the trip!

We had to move a little bit around to get ourselves this beauty

That ultimate shark selfie

Shaunette breaching out of the water to say hi

And of course our beautiful copper sharks coming in numbers

Stunning feamale sticking with us for quite a while

Beautiful "little" girl


A close up with a bronzie

White shark and copper shark hanging at the boat

Her first glimpse of a shark

Ampullae of lorenzini

Fun group celebrating

Cameras are out for the sharks

We love having kids on the boat

I am obsessed with this swimsuit

He wants it so bad

Thanks for a great trip

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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