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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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Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

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Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Gansbaai is known as the Great White Capital of the world as it is the only place where you can dive with Great White Sharks all year round. Only a two hour scenic drive from Cape Town, Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai is without a doubt the most exhilarating and adrenalin pumping experience not to be missed.

What you need to know

  • NO DIVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    You don’t need any diving experience to go Great White Shark Cage Diving.
  • ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
    All the equipment is supplied and matched to your specific size [dry clean wetsuits (a rarity in the industry), towels, booties and diving goggles].
  • 99,9% VIEW GUARANTEED
    We can give no guarantee that you will see sharks, but we can say that you have a 99.9% of seeing at least one Great White.
  • FOOD & SNACKS PROVIDED
    Upon arrival the guest is welcome with breakfast and before leaving lunch will be served. Snacks and soft drinks are also provided on the boat during the trip.
  • TRANSFER & ACCOMMODATION ON REQUEST
    If you need a transfer from/to Cape Town (R300 per person) and or accommodation in Gansbaai it can be arranged upon request.

With Marine Dynamics going Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most misunderstood predators. Staring eye-to-eye with a Great White Shark will give you a new found appreciation for how majestic, beautiful and not scary these incredible animals are.

What you can expect

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

Safety and Adrenalin Guaranteed

Your safety is our number one priority which is why every trip is preceded by an introductory safety briefing which outlines all the rules and safety precautions when on-board. The expert team, on-board marine biologists and the fact that Marine Dynamics has the best gear in the Gansbaai business allows you to relax and enjoy this remarkable encounter with the Great White Shark worry free. Go Shark Cage Diving with us in Gansbaai