• 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 16 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, November 16, 2019 |  0 Comment

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:

"Fantastic experience and crew. Answered all my questions and i had a lot!! Such great work, keep it up!! / I was quite scared before getting on the boat but really enjoyed the experience! It was amazing to be so close to the xharks! Thank you!" - Andy & Debbie

"Great and supportive crew. Nice experience. Thank you!" - Aurimas & Simona

"Very educational and well organized. Thank you." - Simon

Water temperature: Cold

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Sevengill cowshark, Copper sharks, Seal

Thousands of Cape Cormorants passing by

Stunning copper sharks activity

Coming to us in numbers

While we checking them out, they are checking out us!

Just before entering not so warm waters

Thank you all!

Once again some incredible bronzie action

Definitely a highlight of today - beautiful Sevengill cowshark! 

Giving us a few passes, what a rare and special encounter!

Thanks for sharing this experience with us!

A beautiful bronzie showing off it's colours

Coming in close. 

Mullet making way for a Bronze whaler. 

Another few of our visitors coming in for a look. 

Thanks for joining us today!

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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