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Address: 5 Geelbek Street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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+27 82 380 3405
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Marine Dynamics shark tours is the industry's leading white shark cage...

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, a videographer, and best value for money on every trip.

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$147.71*
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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town
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$2,441.16*
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Private Tour: Cage Dive with Great White Sharks from Cape Town

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It was an early start with a pick up from Cape Town at silly o'clock. When we arrived at the venue, everyone was booked in and offered breakfast and drinks followed by a short... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve C
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was an early start with a pick up from Cape Town at silly o'clock. When we arrived at the venue, everyone was booked in and offered breakfast and drinks followed by a short video. Shark information everywhere. We walked down to the boat after the briefing and boarded for the trip. We were prior to the trip, told that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've seen grade one children behave more responsibly than some of the staff (marine biology students working as volunteers). Its a waiting game with no guarantees that you will see a shark, thats how nature works but when one is seen you dont expect these volunteers to push the paying customers aside so they can take photo's on their phones... More 

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MarineDynamics, Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. To explain the situation, a few months ago our shark activity slowed down and we had few to no shark sightings on our shark trips for about 25 days. This was the first trip to see a shark after all that time, and in fact the team was about to give up so as one... More 

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So me and my friends had been planning to go cage diving with the great whites for several months considering it was out first time to South Africa and our first time diving with sharks. After our research we booked with Marine Dynamics and through the entire process they were very helpful, knowledgeable, and answered any questions we had. When... More 

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trip. Choppy waters . loads of sharks. Breezy and cool when you get your wetsuit off. Worth every penny. Video and photos superb. Experience in the water with sharks was amazing. Excellent guide and information. Welcome drink and snack afterwards. I'd recommend taking a waterproof bag with some crocs and warm tracksters and thermal layer to change in to... More 

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Thank Len D
Stamford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant trip out and saw a multitude of Great Whites. The staff were all genuinely passionate about the sharks and their well-being and were only to pleased to be able to pass on their knowledge when asked. The boat was great and the breakfast beforehand, snacks on-board and soup when we returned were much appreciated. A once in a life... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the most amazing trip, staff and crew were very friendly and helpful. It is worth the early start!

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Tirol, Austria
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marine Dynamics was recommended to us in our guesthouse and it was absolutely great and worth it (we slept in Hermanus but it was just a 45min drive. Luckily you get a small breakfast as meeting time was 6 am)! The crew is very helpful and they can tell you everything about the sharks (one marine biologician is on the... More 

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oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After cage diving with another company yesterday, and loving it, we decided to do one more trip. We decided on one of the top ranked companies, as my daughter was doing research for her bachelor's theses on shark tourism. We were happy with the first tour, but the one with Marine Dynamics was even better. They were very professional, informing... More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this through Apex Shark Diving, Marine Dynamics who organised the day were very professional, excellent/sturdy boat. When the cage was put into the water this had no effect on the horizontal flotation of the boat other smaller boats were leaning over would not be keen to book with the other firms. The sharks were there as soon as... More 

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Draper, Utah
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This dive was on my bucket list - and it did not disappoint! My wife and I had the privilege of doing the Great White Shark Dive in Gansbaai, South Africa in April 2017. Every single thing about this dive was first class! We were picked up at our hotel in Capetown, then picked up a couple of other hotel... More 

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