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“The GREAT WHITE experience.”
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Marine Dynamics
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US$142.85*
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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town
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US$361.83*
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Private Tour: Cage Dive with Great White Sharks from Cape Town
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Kleinbaai
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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 6 August 2014

My first experience of Shark Cage diving was amazing, I had so much fun and can't wait to go again in the near future and Thanks to Marine Dynamics and Hotspots2c to make it unforgettable.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I have to say it again, it was amazing. To see this Apex predator again and this time with Marine Dynamics. I have been with other Companies and i can say Marine Dynamics are the best when it comes to the shark Cage diving experience.
All the staff was really helpful and even the skipper was answering questions, he also help us with our camera.
Thank you for a Informative day out with the Great White Sharks.

Thank EonStell
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

My family of 4 had an incredible time despite the relatively low number of sharks around that day. This is a finely tuned, courteous and well-managed operation. Very impressive. My daughter and I were in the cage first and had a few swim bys. Apparently an 18 ft shark cruised by with good visibility from above but we couldn't see it from the cage. There was then about an hour with no sightings and they assumed the larger shark had scared others away. But they don't give up and neither did my son. He spent two hours in the cage, largely alone as others gave up. He was treated to an extraordinary experience courtesy of a shark grabbing the bait ball, thrashing and circling, just as the boat was dumping the chum. Gross fish guts in his beard but worth it!! This group divides up cage time by shark activity, not minutes.

Tip for photos and viewing is to go to the upper left corner of the boat.

1  Thank sebagolizzy
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

If people are looking this up, they already decided shark diving is for them. So I am not going to go into how cool, amazing, adrenaline pumping, and beautiful this trip was. You will see sharks, you will be slightly scared and first, the water is cold, and you will come home with some of the most amazing memories and pictures you could ever imagine. My friends back and home are speechless when they see my pics.
Here's why if you go cage diving, I would recommend Marine Dynamics.
They had a shuttle which picked us up and dropped us back in Cape Town. This was very convenient, however it is a bit of a haul. 2-3 hours depending on how many people are in the group, stops, and traffic. They provide a nice breakfast. The staff is friendly and they really seem to care for the sharks. The boat is nice and has an upper deck which gives you a great angle for photos.
I also felt like I had a good amount of time in the cage and the money was worth it. This is something I've always wanted to do, so I can scratch it off the bucket list now.
With the drive, tour, breakfast, stops and all that, this trip is going to take up most of your day if you are coming from Cape Town.

1  Thank Evan C
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I went cage diving with Marine Dynamics on 2 days (14th and 15th July)
Positives: The company is very well organized and all of the people at reception and on the boat itself are polite, courteous and helpful. The staff are very safety conscious and give a thorough briefing beforehand and make sure throughout the trip 'there and back' everyone is safe and taken care of. It is a big boat and as stable as any vessel can be in an ocean swell. Snacks and drinks were provided before, during and after the trip. The cage diving is an exciting experience and if the visibility is good, it is an excellent opportunity for taking photographs.
Negatives: When the boat is full (30+ people, plus crew and plus volunteers) it is quite crowded.
When the boat is full it is a bit of a production line in and out of the cage and quite crowded in the cage with 8 people at a time. Lots of elbows and being bumped around by the ocean swell. You hold your breath and pull yourself down within the cage and then try to take your pictures - while you do have people telling you when to "go down", it is quite hit and miss. And then when you feel you are getting the hang of it, it is then time to get out for the next group. Several people were sea sick and on a crowded boat that can be an uncomfortable experience for other people as well. Marine Dynamics are certainly not to blame for people being sea sick, however it is something you should be aware of.
Overall it is a professional and well run organisation with friendly courteous people.

Thank CWRG
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