• 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 September 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest Comments:

"Great experience, fun and exciting!" - Christelle

"Very professional and very knowledgable staff. Great experience!" - Brendon

"Good experience. Staff are wonderful!" - Natthaphon


Water temperature:

Visibility: Low

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze Whaler shark, Southern Right whale and Sub antarctic skua

A Sub antarctic skua followed us through the Shallows into anchor

Smile for sharks

It took a while but this Bronze whaler finally paid us a visit

The viewing from the boat is just as nice as our guests enjoyed the Bronze whaler as it cruised by

The stunning copper colour of the Bronze whaler shark shone in todays' sunshine

The excitment of the first divers entering the cage in 6 months

A bonus as we made our way back to land with this Southern Right whale being seen

A lovely sighting to finish the trip

Thank you to all our guests who joined Marine Dynamics for it's first shark cage diving trip since March

We hope you enjoyed your morning out on sea as much as we did!

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