Marine Dynamics in Gansbaai offers adrenaline-filled shark cage diving adventures

Marine Dynamics

Looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Go shark cage diving with the award-winning Marine Dynamics in Gansbaai. They have been recognised as the most ethical shark cage diving operator in the area – making them the best company to support.

The Gansbaai coastline – especially the area around Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, is world-renowned for its dense population of sharks and other marine life, which makes it the ideal spot to encounter sharks in their habitat.

About Marine Dynamics

Marine Dynamics was founded by committed marine conservationist, Wilfred Chivell, who also runs Dyer Island Cruises. Chivell has also been instrumental in establishing The Dyer Island Conservation Trust; Marine Anti-Litter Campaign; WWF – Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI); and Faces Of Need.

Today, Marine Dynamics specialises in Shark diving excursions as well as marine research and conservation. Producing a documentary or need a private trip? Ask them about their Exclusive Trips. They do also have a Transfer Service to and from Cape Town or Hermanus.

You will find their staff qualified and well-trained in shark cage diving, besides being very knowledgeable about local shark species.

Are you passionate about saving our oceans and their inhabitants? See their volunteer programme HERE.

Marine Dynamics

Marine Dynamics shark tour

Expect a once-in-a-lifetime shark cage diving experience that will captivate your imagination – both as a diver and non-diver!

A typical trip begins at the Great White House in Kleinbaai with a tasty breakfast or lunch. After your safety briefing, you will be given wetsuits and other equipment before being led to the boat.

Named the Slashfin, the boat is a unique, multi-million Rand aluminium vessel that was custom-designed for speed, stability, safety and space. It can comfortably accommodate up to 40 passengers and crew.

On any given day, expect the crew to locate at least two or more members of the Marine Big Five – sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins, as well as several bird species. They will then drop anchor, you will suit up and be lowered in a cage surrounded by sharks. Even those choosing to remain on the boat will get an experience of a lifetime!

Depending on shark activity, conditions, and the number of divers, they can anchor for up to two hours. Weather permitting, they will also take you on a quick trip to the infamous Shark Alley before heading back to the Great White House for a meal and shower before your departure.

Make an online booking HERE.

Reviews from previous Marine Dynamics patrons

“What an incredible eco-tourism experience that I hope will make more people appreciate and want to protect sharks! There were sharks galore during my trip, all within inches from my face, thankfully from the safety of the diving cage. The Marine Dynamics staff were also all very friendly, responsive, and accommodating. Overall can’t say enough good things about this experience!” wrote Mar on their TripAdvisor page.

Jo S added; “What a totally amazing experience we recently enjoyed on the Marine Big 5 trip from Kleinbaai. From the minute we arrived at Great White House we knew we were heading for a very special experience. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly and the whole trip far exceeded our expectations. A special thank you to the marine biologist, the boat’s skipper and the rest of the crew for making this such a special day out. We have already recommended the experience to friends who are planning to visit this wonderful area.”

“This was an incredible experience. The staff was great and truly made it evident that they wanted everyone to have the best trip possible. We personally had the opportunity to see many bronze whaler sharks from the cage as well as from on the boat. We also saw a seal and a stingray. What we truly found impressive about this company is that they truly seemed to care – from checking in before the trip, the delicious breakfast, the assistance with sizing of wet suits, a hand getting on the boat, the instructions when in the cage to best see the sharks, to the towels and warm snacks after the trip, it was all above and beyond,” Jacob F said.

Marine Dynamics is located at 5 Geelbek Street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 79 930 9694; email or visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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