• 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 10 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, January 10, 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:

"Amazing trip would do it all over again! The staff was a pleasure and my 30th birthday officially tops all the others! Thanks guys!" - Imani

"Enjoyed the dive! Great experience and the biologist is knowledgable and the crew very friendly! Thank you!" - Farah

"Wonderful trip! I was nervous at first, but the video and crew made me feel at ease. Great crew!" - Joanne


Water temperature:

Visibility: Low

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze whalers and Short tail stingray

Starting the morning with a splash!

Sofia the happy shark cage diver where she says the copper sharks are super cute!

Getting up close with the sharks in the cage!

A refreshing dip in the cage with the sharks will set you up for the weekend!

Birthday celebrations on board today!

Beautiful profile of the copper shark!

Such stunning sharks!

Quick break from the cricket to come check out the sharks!

Our divers experiencing some super shark activity!


The stunning colour of the Bronze whaler really shone through today

A small Cape Fur seal made for some interesting sightings throughout our trip

Smiles all round for our shark cage divers

Up close and personal, our safe divers enjoyed some fantastic sightings

Bronze whaler splash down

Thank you to this great group of shark cage divers. We hope you enjoyed your trip

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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