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Marine Dynamics

Address: 5 Geelbek Street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 28 384 1005
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kleinbaai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Marine Dynamics shark tours is the industry's leading white shark cage diving operator - dispelling...
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Owner description: Marine Dynamics shark tours is the industry's leading white shark cage diving operator - dispelling the myths about sharks one client at a time. Not only can you expect a 5-star service start to finish, Marine Dynamics shark tours contributes directly to local white shark research by being the primary sponsor to the accredited non-profit, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. Marine Dynamics is the preferred operator for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, the BBC, South African Tourism and many more internationally recognized organizations. As you will see from our reviews, our staff are not only the most knowledgeable in the business but equally the most passionate about great white sharks and providing you an excellent experience you will never forget. Marine Dynamics operates out of The Great White House in Gansbaai, South Africa, where you will be treated to our 5-star hospitality underneath South Africa's only privately owned Southern right whale skeleton! Our custom-built vessel, Slashfin, was launched in 2010 and comes with all the modern amenities expected in a top quality vessel. Marine Dynamics guarantees a marine biologist, professional videographer, and best value for money on every trip. Come see why over 550 of our clients recommend us over all the rest, more than three times the amount of excellent reviews than our nearest competitor!
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Meeting the Great White has been a dream for me since I was 7 years old, and it has now come true. Really good straff, safe environment, good service with breakfast and nice people. Not expenisive either. The only thing that feels just a little bit dissapointing is that the bait was always dragged in direction in the right side... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Me and my son had a great and adventurous time. It was fun, intertaining, informative and exciting. The crew was very friendly and polite.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Know what you are getting into and you will have a blast. There are only 2 bathroom on this boat and lots of people are sea sick. If you might be sea sick, get that patch! The smell of the chum type mix will push you over if you are on the fence about being sick, so just put that... More 

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MarineDynamics, Online Community Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review

LoL, say whaat?! Now this review definitely made my day :D Luckily we have over 150 wetsuits. We sterilize and clean them after each and every trip so that we can guarantee a clean dry wetsuit for every client and not only do we have the largest boat, but the largest upper deck as well, which is great for surface... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Booking a shark cage dive with Marine Dynamics is a must. The staff are so informative and helpful. It wasn't just a tourist trip it was a great educational trip and the staff are so passionate about the sharks its brilliant. We were really lucky and saw 2 sharks in the low season and when we were in the cage... More 

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MarineDynamics, Online Community Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review

Hey hey Thank you for the awesome review and recommendation :) Education is key, we pride ourselves in educating our clients about the mysterious & misunderstood Great White Shark. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Regards Anwynn More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A tick off the "Bucket List"! I could not leave South Africa without at least seeing a Great White Shark! Marine Dynamics was recommended by the Travel Centre at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Hostel. I have to say I agree with the recommendation. Well organised, big purpose built boat and a team that knows what they're doing; and a Marine Biologist... More 

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MarineDynamics, Online Community Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review

Safety, safety, safety!! It's of the utmost importance :) Thank you for this review. It always makes us happy to get such awesome feedback from our clients. Please do visit us again Ciao!! Anwynn More 

Cairns
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

As an ecotourism and sustainable tourism expert I have been on a lot of ecotours..many focus on a few aspects of ecotourism or are well achieving one or two dimensions of sustainability (of the four), my best impression of Marine Dynamics sharkwatch trip was the total operation was a complete experience which is best practice ecotourism from start to finish... More 

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MarineDynamics, Online Community Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review

Hello :) You said it all, we are much more than a shark tour operator. Taking you on a captivating trip to meet the Great White Shark is just one of the many things we do to protect, conserve and enjoy the marine wildlife in our area. Your choice makes a difference when choosing us. Thank you for the review.... More 

London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I hated it. First, after pick-up at 9am from our hotel we had a long drive from Cape Town to this place. Gansbaai is not too far, but it's not nearby either. Arriving there, a member of staff asked us to wait upstairs. More and more people arrived, until approximately 30 people were waiting upstairs. There was not enough seats... More 

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MarineDynamics, Online Community Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review

Oh my and we hate this review, eeek!! Looks like we messed up, we would like to apologise for the inconvenience on the day of your trip. It’s definitely not our standard five star operation procedures or normal level of service. This was during our busy season and sometimes things get a bit hectic. However, I would like to assure... More 

Banff National Park, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My family and I went shark diving yesterday for the first time. It was an amazing experience. This company is awesome! The biologist on board Kelly was very friendly and informative - making the trip so interesting. The rest of the staff were just as welcoming. They give you plenty of time in the cages and some ppl were even... More 

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MarineDynamics, Online Community Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review

Ooh! Family fun, education and great shark activity makes a JAWsome combination. Thank you for the review and choosing us as your preferred shark tour operator. Regards Anny More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

About the company. They are very professional. The entire process from hotel pickup, introductions upon arrival, the breakfast they serve, to the researchers on the boat, is all done rather professionally. But, let me tell you exactly how this tour works, because for me personally it was actually disappointing (which was my fault, I'll explain). To begin, you are picked... More 

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MarineDynamics, Online Community Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review

Helloo there! Thank you so much for your recommendations and taking time out to write a review. We always appreciate feedback from our clients. It's always a good idea to do research about what you are getting yourself into, as in this case, a cage that remains at the surface rather than being submerged. This review will definitely be helpful... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Spent an amazing morning out on the boat with Marine Dynamics and spotted 12 sharks in total. I can highly recommend them as they were very professional and knowledgeable and made the experience most memorable!

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MarineDynamics, Online Community Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review

12 Sharks! Great stuff! Thank you for the review and recommendation. Please do visit us again :) Regards Anwynn More 

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