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“An awesome internship!”
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Marine Dynamics
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$184.59*
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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Kleinbaai
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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, a videographer, and best value for money on every trip.
Reviewed February 6, 2013

I have just returned from a month long stay with Marine Dynamics as an intern. I have had the most amazing time!!! Getting to spend everyday out on the boat observing Great Whites is a truly incredible experience. The internship did not end when the trips had finished though...I also got to help with data collection, beach surveys, make fishing line bins, partake in lectures from the people who work there (including the boat crew, marine biologists and the conservation trust team) and visit loads of local attractions. Further to this sharks were not the only wildlife seen...penguins, sting rays, seal, dolphins and whales!!!! If the wildlife was not enough the staff at Marine Dynamics are some of the most friendly and welcoming people I have met. If I could of extended my stay I would have and I will definitely be returning!

Thank Jean116
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MarineDynamics, Front Office Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Yebo Jean - thanks for the great comments! We are so lucky to live in a productive ocean that supports white sharks, thanks for mentioning all the back-up players! See you again soon, Michelle - MD.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

My husband and I recently did the cage diving at Marine Dynamics. It was very well run, not too many people on the boat, and great viewing. If you don't want to dive it is fun to watch from the boat. You can really see a lot. The water is very cold however!!! You do have a wet suit but I was sooo cold.

Thank Diane P
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MarineDynamics, Public Relations Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Definitely the scaariest thing about great white shark cage diving is the cold water! Thanks for your awesome review, and hopefully we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Michelle - MD.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I'm a tour operator and I've been doing Shark Cage Diving with my clients for the last 8 years with several companies in Kleinbaai. For the last 2 years I've been making use of the services of Marine Dynamics and my clients from all over the world can't stop talking about the experience and excellent service they had from Marine Dynamics. This is sure a highlight of their time in South Africa.

I recently had another opportunity to go onto the boat and really had the time of my life.

It all starts with a briefing that tells you exactly what to expect rest of the of the day. Safety is always a priority, and the service is always with a smile. Marine Dynamics also really cares for the environment and supports the local communities and of course they do a lot for the conservation of the Great White Shark and many other Marine species in the area like dolphins, seals, penguins and whales. The staff have so much passion for these animals.

The boat is by far the best in the industry, so much space to move around and you always feel safe and secure, inside or out of the water. The cage takes 8 people really comfortably and you have plenty of viewing space. They also have a really big viewing deck on the boat that is perfect for taking pictures.

The staff at Marine Dynamics are well trained, passionate about the sharks, friendly and always there to help, from the person answering the phone, the Marine Biologist, the skipper and the deck hands on the boat. Thank You Marine Dynamics keep up the good work. We will always be back.

Thank Earthstompers
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MarineDynamics, Public Relations Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thanks for the awesome review Earth Stompers! Future clients, look these guys up - they are a top notch travel/adventure operator. See y'all again soon! Cheers, Michelle - MD.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had an amazing day, seeing lots of sharks, including Aussie, a 4.2m male shark. The crew was very professional and I felt safe throughout the trip.

Thank jdevil0710
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MarineDynamics, Public Relations Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thanks for the great comments! Future clients should also know, a 4.2m shark is nearly 4.2m around as well! :) Cheers, Michelle - MD.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Was awesome from start to finish! The marine dynamics crew were great with everybody and made sure you were comfortable. And then we seen the whole reason why we travelled to south africa from the isle of man, Great White Sharks!!! we seen 22, all as beautiful as one another. awesome being so close to them and watching them cruise from up on the deck. from speaking to the crew and conservationists, the job they are doing to protect and research the great whites is amazing. transfers, lunch and breakfast included in the price, which by the way is a superb deal. not only that, but when you are being de-briefed at the end of the trip, you even have the chance to do your own bit to help protect great whites, by buying blocks of ocean in the kleinbaai area, which in turn helps the crew reasearch, tag and protect the sharks as they are a non profit organsiation. all in all experience of a lifetime. reccomend it to anyone who will listen, and we will be going back in 2014.

Thank Harry1986
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MarineDynamics, Public Relations Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thanks for the excellent review! Yebo, there's no white sharks (maybe??) at the Isle of Man - worth the traveling for sure! See you next year, Michelle - MD.

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