• 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 21 March 2020 | Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"We had the absolute best time on and off the boat. Thanks to the whole team for making it extra special!" - Maddy + Chiara

"This was the most amazing experience. The crew was amazing! Thank you!" - Leonore + Angelique

"What an exhilarating experience. Scratch that off the bucket list!" - Johan Trotskie


Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Great White sharks, Bronze whaler shark and a Cape Fur seal

Nothing like starting your day off right with a Great White shark

Mini Nemo was the main sighting for the morning, showing us all what White sharks are about

These two guests are on their last day here in South Africa and decided to spend it with us and the sharks

Some underwater action from Mini Nemo

Mini Nemo breaking the waters surface

Daniel, one of our colleagues braving the cold water because we all know that sharks are worth it!

Not to be forgotten the Bronze whaler sharks were out and about this morning too

A big thank you to all our guests this morning, we hope you enjoyed your time with the MD team and sharks

We started our second trip with a quick appearance of a white sharks but had bronzies for a while

Until this beautiful make came back!

Absolutely stunning 4.2m make great white shark

And then Patricia (4.5m female) joined us!

What a great day to spend with family and/or sharks!

Coming so close to the cage!

Thank you guys for joining us today!


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