• 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 04 October 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:

"Amamzing experience. Will definitely spread the word. Staff is truly amazing too. A trip to remember!" - Moeneefa & Sieraaj

"Awesome experience" - Tiffany

"Absolutely 100% awesome!" - Al 


Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Short-tailed stingray and a Cape fur seal

Started off with our beautiful Bronze whalers

Can you spot a nictitating membrane? Check the eye - it is there to protect their vision

Coming nice and close so everyone can enjoy them: in the cage and on the boat

Dentist check up?

So agile and beautiful, they definitely gave us a show!

Happy divers not caring about the cold ocean

It's time to go in!

And finally we got our first since the lockdown Short tailed stingray

It's difficult not to smile back when sharks are smiling at you

Cruising parallel to each other - beautiful sight

And of course our Cape Fur Seal - and it's triple S for us today!

Nice and dry - it is time to head back!

Nothing is better than a boat ride along the beach

Shaaaaaark! And Seaaaals! and a Stingraaay! 

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