• 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 13 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, January 13, 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:

"Wow wow wow!! Unbelievable from start to finish!! A day none of us will forget!" - Paul

"Great team, very good organisation and very professional. Good space for everyone thanks for everything it was amazing!" - Billy

"Awesome team and volunteers whoe were so happy to help! Great experience!" - Carly


Water temperature:

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Short tail Stingrays and a Cape Fur seal

Getting super close to the sharks in the water

Gliding right infront of the cage!

Our divers getting some supreme views this morning!

Two by Two!!

Quick shark kiss out in the water!

Shining in the sun!

Science saves sharks!!


I spy with my little Bronze whaler eye

Those little specks you see on the snout are the ampullae of lorenzini which are electroreceptors

Dive time for this brave father and son pair!

Close encounter in the cage

Those teeth may look small and narrow but boy are they sharp

Nothing like the smiles of a happy shark cage diver

The small Cape Fur seal that surprises our guests with its' liking of hanging around shark cage diving boats

Thank you to this jawesome group, 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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