• 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 11 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, January 11, 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:

"Super, super awesome experience! The crew was lovely and fun! Thanks guys! The sharks were really showing off, will do it again!" - Amanda

"Great trip with amazing friendly crew. Sharks and stingray made my day! Thanks from Germany!" - Patrick

"Amazing loved it! It was a great experience!" - Abby


Water temperature:

Visibility: Low

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Great White Shark, Bronze whalers, Cape fur seals and Short tail stingray

Gettimg up close with the copper sharks!

Awesome conditions to watch the sharks this morning.

Happy Shark Cage Divers Riaan & Raain!


One of the stingrays with a large bite mark out of it!

On the top deck enjoying the sharks!

This little one ticking off bucket list items from a young age!


Just nosing out of the water!

The 2nd stingray for the day!

Cheeky seal in the shallows

Gliding around in warm waters!

Open wide!

And that finishes up another fantastic day at sea with the sharks!

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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