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Review of Marine Dynamics

Marine Dynamics
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US$156.65*
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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.
Pointe-Noire, Kouilou, Republic of the Congo
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“perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Cool team, perfect organization, great moment! I don t know other centers but you have no reason to go somewhereelse!

Visited May 2012
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MarineDynamics, Public Relations Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Thank you for your review, we hope people take your advice! Nothing but the best! Cheers - Michelle, Marine Dynamics.
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“Awesome experience! Up close and personal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Wonderfully staffed, made us feel very comfortable and SAFE. Amazing to see the sharks up close, and to learn more about them.

Visited April 2012
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MarineDynamics, Public Relations Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Thanks so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers - Michelle - Marine Dynamics.
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“best view of great whites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

My son & I went cage diving to see great white sharks 4/25/12. I am 71 & son is 33. Our bravado kept us from chickening out. We went in 1st group of 7. The sharks were around before we went into cage & they stayed w/ us the whole trip. You lose your fear very quickly as the action is so intense as they tell you which direction to look & then you dive & hold breath as long as possible. the sharks ranged from 3 meters to 4.5 meters as measured against the cage. Marine Dynamics is also involved w/ research & conservation & part of fee goes toward that. We saw 7 different sharks as they keep track by noting markings on chart & on fins. The whole operation is a class act w/ all persons being very professional. DO NOT MISS THIS OPERTUNITY TO SEE SHARKS. The water was 55 degrees but it doesn't detract. They had breakfast before we left & had sandwiches on board boat & hot soup when you got back.

Visited April 2012
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MarineDynamics, Public Relations Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review, 29 April 2012
Thanks so much for your comments! We are glad the soup warmed you up after a chilly dive! Cheers - MD
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Delray Beach, Florida
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“MUST SEE!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

My father and i went in a shark cage with marine dynamics. The whole experince was amazing, with in Ten minutes we had a Huge shark circling the cage and we promptly got in the water to watch. Marine dynamics was fun, informtive safe and entertaining, but the whole experince is notnto be missed. 10/10!!!!"

Visited April 2012
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“Awe inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I did a shark cage dive with Marine Dynamics earlier this month and can't rate them highly enough. The whole trip was brilliantly run, from the tasty lunch on land and safety briefing before embarking, to the attitude of the crew on the boat and amazing shark sightings. All the staff were incredibly welcoming, caring and responsible. I was very nervous beforehand and not sure whether I would actually go in the cage, but was immediately reassured as soon as we anchored at our dive site, at which point I was itching to get into the water.

The dive itself was an immense experience and left me with an enhanced appreciation and understanding of these beautiful (but sadly much misunderstood) ocean creatures. My 10 year old daughter came in the cage with me and was equally blown away.

This trip is definitely worth doing even if you don't plan to enter the cage (the view of the sharks is as good from on the boat as it is from the cage - maybe just lacks some of the adrenaline)! My elderly mother came on the trip with me and had a fantastic time and view from her seat on deck. We were a multi-generational family group and all agreed we had an unforgettable trip with Marine Dynamics. The staff are true professionals with hearts of gold - I can't believe there's a better company to shark cage dive with.

Visited April 2012
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MarineDynamics, Public Relations Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this review, 29 April 2012
Your story is my favorite one to hear, first afraid and now a huge fan, and with your daughter as well!! Thank you for your great comments! Cheers -MD
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