• 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 trip 03 August 2012 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, August 06, 2012 |  1 Comment Tags: shark cage diving,

Author: Nicola Stelluto (Environmental Ecologist)
My initial love for the environment occurred at a young age when my father and I use to watch animal documentaries on Sunday evenings. I was hooked on anything ocean related when I saw these amazing submersibles going to such extreme depth in the ocean and discovering previously unseen things. To be the first to go somewhere where no one has been before was the first thing that attracted me to the field of natural sciences.

Guest comment: “Excellent experience, brilliant views of the sharks from the boat and the cage! Crew were outstanding throughout and very well run! Thanks to all involved.!” Stephen and Catherine.

“Fantastic experience-better than we expected! Very informative, friendly and funny crew! Bird feeding at the end was the icing on the cake!” Moira and Jonathan.

“Best day of the year! One of my dreams come true! Thank you for this amazing dive!” Oriane.

: Shark Alley
Water Temperature: 14.2 'C
Depth: 12.3 m
Visibility: 13m
Number of Sharks: 11
Conditions: Wind and chop.

James feeds our local skuas! I always knew our volunteers had a big passion for wild life, how big it was I only discovered recently when James decided to “kiss” a skua! That was a big hit with all on board, however I do not recommend that anyone attempt to do this at home! I don’t think it would be a good idea! The sharks themselves were equally as entertaining with several heart stopping moments! Awesomeness...

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 online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

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