• 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 14 January 2020 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, January 14, 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:

"Awesome experience. Sharks were beautiful! The crew was also very helpful. Would definately recommend!" - Julia + Alex

"Saw great amount of sharks and the crew was extremely helpful and kind!" - Shiva + Brendan

"It was great, thanks!" - Inez


Water temperature:

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze whalers and a Short-tail stingray

One of the awesome Bronze whaler approaches we experienced today

A Bronze whaler coming in fast

Celebrating a 30th Birthday and their honeymoon with a splash!

One of the Bronze whalers we saw today making an aproach towards the cage

This Bronze whaler is showing off the extension of the upper jaw nicely

A stunning morning out on sea with this great bunch of shark cage divers

Our divers in the water and on the boat getting to know the sharks!

Getting up close with the copper sharks!

Views were pretty spectacular today!

A beautiful copper shark cruising in the shallows!

Making a splash towards the end of the trip!


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