• 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 09 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, January 09, 2020 |  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:

"Saw lots of sharks! very informative and the baby seal was super cute! Thank you for an awesome trip!" - Rob & Megan

"Awesome crew and well looked after! The best way to spend a Thursday!" - Dillon & Steve

"Super Awesome! Fun crew and good amount of time in the cage! Thank you!" - Camila


Water temperature:

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze whalers, 7 Gill Cowshark and Cape Fur seal

This shark "nose" whats going on

Look at that copper shine!

The nictitating membrane (inner eyelid) coming into action in this shot

The sunshine proved prefect to admire this shark species colour

A jawsome morning out on sea with our first group of shark cage divers

An up close and personal encounter with a Bronze whaler for those in the cage at this precise moment

A small Cape Fur seal was in and out of sight for much of the day

A Sevengill Cow shark appeared

An exciting encounter as the Cow sharks have been a rare sighting for us

A big thank you to our guests for joining the Marine Dynamics team today

A beautiful copper shark getting close to our divers in the cage!

Our guests getting some fantastic action on board the boat!

Sleek and smooth this copper shark just nosing out of the water!

Some happy happy divers after their time in the water with the sharks!

Views from the cage were spectacular today!

Another happy group of shark cage divers!

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