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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • 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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White Shark Diving Gansbaai

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White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Going White Shark Diving in Gansbaai is guaranteed to give you that once-in-a-lifetime encounter with one of the world’s most feared predators. Gansbaai is a small coastal town a short two hour scenic drive from Cape Town and as a result of its unique and flourishing marine life is the only place in the world that has Great white Sharks all year round.

What you need to know

  • NO DIVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
    All the equipment is supplied on board. This includes: dry clean wetsuits (a rarity in the industry), towels, booties and diving goggles.
  • FOOD & DRINK PROVIDED
    Breakfast is provided at the Great White House on arrival and a light lunch at the end of the trip. Soft drinks and water plus sandwithces are served on board of the boat during the trip.
  • 99.9% VIEW GUARANTEED
    We can guarantee to see at least one Great White
  • TRANSFERS & ACCOMMODATION ON REQUEST
    Transfers from/to Cape Town (R300 per person) and accommodation in Gansbaai can be arranged upon request.

White Shark Diving in Gansbaai, especially with Marine Dynamics, is a combination of action packed adrenalin encounters as well as education. With on-board marine biologists and qualified experts, Marine Dynamics will help uncover the mystery about ‘Jaws’ and give you a better understanding of how unique and important the Great White Shark is to our eco-system.

About the trip

5:30  - Pick up from Cape Town/Alternative Accommodation (If transfer is requested)
8:00  - Meet at our headquarters, the Great White House, in Kleinbaai – Breakfast & Safety Briefing
9:00  - Launch from Kleinbaai harbour – approx 15 min boat ride to dive site
9:15  - Estimated 3-4 hours at sea for the shark dive tour (drinks & snacks on the boat)
13:00 - Return to harbour and back up to the Great White House
13:15 - Light lunch whilst watching video of the day.(Option to purchase DVD @ R150 per copy)
14:00 – Finish up at the Great White House & Return to Cape Town
16:30 – Arrive back in Cape Town

Directions from Cape Town

Your Safety is Our Priority

When Going Shark cage Diving in Gansbaai, saftey is our first prioroty. Those who want to experience that chilling, thrilling, face to face encounter with the white sharks can relax: The expert team of Marine Dynamics has the best gear, is highly qualified and the most experienced in the business to give you that ultimate WOW adventure of a lifetime under extreme safe and secure conditions in Gansbaai beautiful environment.