• 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 19 March 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

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:

"The shraks were beaautiful and the crew was very kind. Hot chocolate getting out of the water was perfect!" - Jessica

"It was awesome! Thank you for explaining the sharks we saw! :) Thank you for taking care of us" - McKenzie

"I loved the experience!" - Leonora



Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Low

Sightings: Great white sharks and Copper sharks

So many jellyfish!

Beautiful large female (4.5m)

Happy divers - happy divers

Smaller female just next to the cage

So close! Great experience!

Some great entertainment from a smaller female!

Beautiful pointy snout of a white shark!

Beautiful day out!

I'm glad we got to show you some white sharkies before you go back home guys!

Lovely sharks with lovely people! Thank you all!

Surprise, it's me, Mini Nemo!

We didn't have long to wait for our first shark arrival and with that our guests were excited to take their turn in the cage

Lurking in the deep. It was all eyes scanning the water today with some sneaky sharks cruising around

It's shark cage diving time

Mini Nemo really stunned with this encounter as he slowly broke the waters surface

Enjoying her time in the cage, this visitor from Cape Town was all smiles 

Such a dark dorsal surface colour on this shark, he looks the true part of a Great White shark with such a distinct pigmentation line

Up close views from the boat and under the water with this one

The boy in the bay pulled through today and made for such fantastic sightings along with the other two encounters

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

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark Diving in South Africa, 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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