Marine Dynamics, operating in Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa, a world hot spot for the great white shark - you will experience an incredible cage diving adventure on board our custom designed boat, Slashfin, (named after one of our visiting sharks). An on board marine biologist will educate you as you get up close and personal with this amazing apex predator in the famous Shark Alley. We are certified by Fair Trade in Tourism, live by our motto of ‘Discover and Protect’ and work together with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. We are involved in shark research which includes shark fin identification and tagging and tracking the great white. You will leave with great memories and a deep appreciation of this majestic animal. And along the way, you can view the rest of our Marine Big 5 – whales, dolphins, seals and the African penguin, as well as incredible seabirds. We are only 2 hours drive from Cape Town along a scenic route. The trip includes an educational briefing, breakfast or lunch; refreshments on board; warm soup and bread on return; towels, clean wetsuits, goggles. Professional video footage of the trip can be purchased as a downloadable link.
What you can expect
Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa and more specifically a trip on the Slashfin, is a combination of goosebumps, thrills, education and relaxation on a luxury boat in the company of experienced experts and researchers! They will show you how to distinguish between a male and female shark and how to identify a specific shark by its unique dorsal fin and scars. The 20 - 25 minute boat trip to where the activity is to take place, is by itself an exhilarating adventure.
Named after a legendary 3,3 m male shark with a very distinctive dorsal fin, Slashfin is a unique, multi-million rand aluminium boat custom designed for speed, stability, safety and space and can comfortably accommodate 35 passengers and the crew at a time.
On any given day, we also usually see at least two or more members of the Marine Big Five - sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins, as well as several bird species.
Here is a brief breakdown of what to expect:
-Before the trip guests meet at the Great White House in Kleinbaai
-You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size
-Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks
-We then take a 200m stroll down to the harbour to board Slashfin
-Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minute ride (where we anchor depends on where the sharks are)
-On average, we anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers
-Weather permitting, we take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley
-Lastly, a debrief in the Great White House and warm soup and bread to warm up!
-Free entrance to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary is also included and guests are encouraged to pop in for a quick 5-10 minute visit to see what wonderful work our staff is doing to save the endangered African Penguins.
Why Marine Dynamics is Different?
Marine Dynamics is not only THE South African shark cage diving company best geared to give you a once in a lifetime adrenaline-packed close-up encounter, we are also a 3 in 1 multi-functional and multi-awarded Ecotourism and Conservation Enterprise guaranteed to rock your boat in more than one way!