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Marine Dynamics Shark Tours

Marine Dynamics is an internationally recognised, award-winning shark cage diving and whale watching company in Gansbaai. Marine Dynamics is committed to the research and conservation of marine species and provides five-star educational and impactful shark encounters with marine biologists on board. Shark species that may be seen include white sharks, bronze whaler sharks, seven-gill sharks and rays.
We offer Marine Big 5 Tours throughout the year, emphasising whale watching during our southern right whale season, which takes place from mid-June to mid-November. Humpback whales and the more resident Bryde’s whales can also be seen around the Dyer Island ecosystem. Dyer Island is a sanctuary for seabirds with a population of endangered African penguins and over fifteen other seabird species. Thousands of Cape fur seals on Geyser Rock are a sight to behold when cruising through the famous Shark Alley, especially during pupping season around November. Look out for visiting dolphins too – you might see the endangered humpback dolphins, Indo-Pacific bottlenose, or perhaps a group of common dolphins.
You can be assured of:
- A five-star quality experience: Best welcome facilities, comprehensive safety briefing translated to six languages, purpose-built boats, quality gear, online check-in and onboard videographer.
- Our people’s expertise and educational experience: Enjoy our friendly hospitality and know you are in the best hands with our experienced crew and dedicated marine biologists onboard every trip.
- Best vessels in the business: Our boats are custom-designed, purpose-built vessels that offer the most stable and safe ocean and cage diving experience for all ages. They all have extensive liability coverage through Lloyds of London. Our boats were the first to be Blue Flag Certified in South Africa. Three of our vessels carry the blue flag certification.
- Unequalled commitment to conservation, research and education: Under the banner of our registered Dyer Island Conservation Trust, our team has collected over two decades of wildlife data and published 30+ scientific publications that are used to influence conservation policy.
- Responsible tourism approach: Since 2008, we have been Fair Trade Tourism certified and have won numerous global awards for our sustainable practices.
- Abundance of diverse marine wildlife: Operating in the greater Dyer Island ecosystem which boasts a diversity of wildlife, just a short, exciting boat ride away.
A daily transfer service to Gansbaai is available.
Our trips depart from the Great White House, which offers a five-star comfortable meeting space with luxury bathrooms, a fully licensed restaurant and bar, coffee shop, gift shop, relaxing garden, secure and safe parking, accommodation, free Wi-Fi and a charging station. Additionally, dedicated hot showers are available at a nominal fee, underwater cameras are for sale, and free digital camera download facilities are available for our guests.
Your choice makes a difference and supports our conservation and community work. Your tour includes a complimentary visit to our African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, a world-class seabird rehabilitation facility with a coffee shop on-site and a 3 pm penguin feeding viewing experience.

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