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Marine Dynamics

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Gansbaai, South Africa
About Marine Dynamics
Marine Dynamics Shark Tours is a shark cage diving company in South Africa that is truly making a difference through research, conservation and education, and protecting the animals and environment on which it relies for a living. Every trip includes an onboard marine biologist educating clients on the iconic great white shark. African Responsible Tourism Award winner Marine Dynamics is Fair Trade Tourism certified with Blue Flag certified vessels and provides logistical and financial support to the owner established Dyer Island Conservation Trust. Marine Dynamics lives by the motto of ‘Discover and Protect’ and believes that “YOUR CHOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE.” Marine Dynamics believes that #ScienceSavesSharks and has white shark specialists studying the iconic great white in order to drive conservation decisions for the species. We specialize in a 5-star service and meet in the thatched-roof lodge, The Great White House.
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Jan Lutz wrote a review May 2021
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It was an awesome experience! They crew was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the ocean. Fantastic!
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Date of experience: May 2021
Sightsee646289 wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions
Maybe our expectations were too high, or we felt misled by the emphasis on the great whites on the website, but to only be told during the briefing that great white sightings are extremely rare these days was quite disappointing. I think the website needs to be revamped to reflect what the experience really is ie a boat trip with bronze whaler sightings and an emphasis on educating people about conservation. I don’t doubt there are occasional great white sightings, but I get the distinct impression these are few and far between. Customers should be made more aware of this before they commit to the trip and invest significant time and cost. We based our decision on the fantastic marketing spiel on the website eg best place in the world for great white sightings. The Aussie marine biologist is amazing and seems to do several jobs at the same time, genuinely caring for her customers and passionate about sharing her vast knowledge. The broader team were nice and friendly as well.
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Date of experience: April 2021
M4KU wrote a review Mar 2021
Hermanus, South Africa8 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved the whole experience! The crew were super helpful & friendly throughout the trip. The whole operation just runs smoothly - from you being welcomed, the briefing, safety protocols and also advice and information from the marine biologist onboard. We even had our 4 y.o. twins with us, IN THE CAGE. Amazing to could have shared this with them - they can't stop talking about 'the big shark'. Great to know young families are well-accommodated. Saw a beautiful 4.5m female great white, that got the whole boat excited! WELL-DONE Marine Dynamics, we'll be back!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Elna du Plessis wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed the whole experience! From the warm welcome, the lovely snacks, the friendly staff and the boat ride! We interacted with 6 Copper sharks for most if the time we were on the water and all of us had plenty of time in the cage. It was amazing! Marine Dynamics gets 5 stars from our group of 5! The gear fitted us well and was clean and dry when recieved. The Skipper and crew were knowledgeable and happy to chat. We felt safe and well looked after. Thank you all. To everyone......you MUST do it, you CAN do it.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Chikjo01 wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa14 contributions3 helpful votes
The shark cage diving experience was quite a thrill. Definitely worth doing, if you are in the Gaansbai area.
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Date of experience: December 2020