• 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 12 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, January 12, 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:

"Thanks for a great trip. Very informative and very well looked after. We will be back!" - Donna + Sean

"The team were fantastic. Very informative and friendly. Saw lots of sharks, would recommend!" - Michael

"Thank you very much. It was wonderful!" - Andi + Eva


Water temperature:

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze whalers and a Cape Fur seal

Always stunning to see this species approach like this

A Bronze whaler making a scene

Todays' honeymooning couple about to take the dive

So close

Beautiful conditins helped with some beautiful sightings

A big thank you to this group that enjoyed a morning of shark cage diving

Beautiful shot of a copper shark!

Some great views up at the front of the boat!

Copper shark getting close to our divers in the cage!

Happy family of shark cage divers!

Cruising around in the shallows!

Enjoying the sunshine and the sharks!

Beautiful bronze colour on the topside of the shark!


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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