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Address: 5 Geelbek Street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 79 930 9694
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

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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Private Tour: Cage Dive with Great White Sharks from Cape Town

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Brilliant trip diving with Great Whites

Very professional company and staff that look after you very well and are highly knowledgeable. It is clear that everyone at the company cares deeply about these amazing animals... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very professional company and staff that look after you very well and are highly knowledgeable. It is clear that everyone at the company cares deeply about these amazing animals and wants to help educate people about. The marine biologist on our trip was really interesting and spent a lot of time answering our questions. We were lucky to see 6... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb service, knowledgeable staff and guides, good food and snacks. Safe, comfortable, exciting, a wonderful experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we did not see any sharks due to Orcas being in the bay the day before our visit. But in saying that we still had 2 great days out with the team . We were hopeful on our 2nd day we might see Nemo but no sign of Nemo or his friends. The biologists were excellent and informative throughout... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

waited 42 years to do this,so my children gave this to me as a nice 60th birthday present,unfortunatley Orcas were spotted in the bay the day before and the two days we went out we didn't see anything,the crew and staff were very friendly and professional and kept us supplied with food and hot drinks ,kelly the biologist on board... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, I had a nice experience with Marine Dynamics. Even though the summer is low-season for sharks, we managed to spot four of them and we all had the chance to go into the cage, although not for long (maybe 5-10 minutes). Also, the visibility underwater was nearly zero, but again, this is due to summer not being the best... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this day tour in October. This tour company was absolutely amazing. The marine biologist on scene was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The crew was also really good. Had good snacks and warm drinks on board as well. We saw a bunch of sharks right in front of us which was so amazing! The crew does their absolute best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! we saw 14 Great Whites and 3 giant Sting Rays! While in the cage, the visibility was poor but you got a great view above the water to spot the sharks coming towards you. Once you drop under the water in the cage we could only see the sharks if they got within 1.5 m. The poor visibility was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well organized and well run organization, big emphasis on safety and eco-friendliness. They clearly care about shark conservation and conduct research as well as generate revenue for their conservation studies and projects. Every shark fin souping eating person should visit this place and reform their eating habits as these are amazing creatures and are an essential part of the... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally gutted the sharks never made an appearance but was lovely all the same. Staff clearly care about these creatures and the trip was well organised. The breakfast was just what we needed after having to leave at 3am for a 6am sailing!! Wouldn't recommend doing this trip in the afternoon as it was getting way to hot by the... More 

1 Thank Brilliana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first trip to Cape Town and I was determined to cage dive to see great white sharks. I traveled through Gate 1 tours and they set up our dive with Marine Dynamics and it couldn't have been better. They provided transportation to and from Cape Town, which was about 2.5hrs each way, the driver was so nice and knowledgable... More 

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