Shark Week 2022 ft Dickie Chivell, Alison Towner, and Michelle Jewell

Marine Dynamics is a Shark Cage Diving company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is known as a hotspot for the Great White Shark and the best place in the world to see and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment.


The Discovery Channel and Discovery+ are back for a 34th Shark Week Season from Sunday, July 24 through Sunday, July 30, 2022. This Shark Week Season will feature a number of programmes starring our team members, PhD candidate Alison Towner, marine conservationist/adventurer/skipper Dickie Chivell as well as alumni Marine Dynamics Biologist Michelle Jewell, currently Chief Science Communicator at NC State University, and a Research Associate at Michigan State University Museums.

Shark Week boasts the most hours of programming this year, so make sure to schedule reminders, get comfy, and prep for a shark-filled week.

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Shark Week Sweepstakes 2022 – Win an exclusive Shark Experience in South Africa for two people, with shark conservationist Dickie Chivell featured on Shark Week!

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Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa with Marine Dynamics, pioneers of the shark cage diving industry is a combination of goosebump thrills, education, and relaxation on a luxury boat in the company of experienced experts and researchers, including well-known shark conservationist, Dickie Chivell.


On any given day, we also usually see at least two or more members of the Marine Big Five – sharks, dolphins, whales, seals, penguins, and several bird species.

Marine Dynamics live by the motto: ‘Discover, Protect, Educate,’ and we strive to provide you with the utmost conservation-oriented and respectful ethos offered on the market. Our primary concern is directed at the Sharks and the local ecosystem’s health that attracts White Sharks into the area. We will show you the true Great White Sharks, not those depicted in many movies and images. White Sharks are unique, captivating, and beautiful animals perfectly adapted to the ocean and represent the ultimate predator in the marine world. They deserve our most profound respect and admiration.

The sweepstakes winner of the Shark Experience in South Africa will receive a $6000 travel stipend to cover airfare for two people. You will be welcomed with genuine African hospitality for your 10-day once-in-a-lifetime shark experience, diving with sharks in the unique Dyer Island Ecosystem.


Your prize includes two people’s accommodation, meals, transport, and activities.

Experience international award-winning, Fair Trade certified ecotourism at its best.

Make a big ripple in the ocean with your drop of a financial contribution towards marine conservation by entering our Shark Experience sweepstakes, a Dyer Island Conservation Trust fundraiser.

Proceeds from this sweepstakes benefit the Dyer Island Conservation Trust delivering conservation and research programmes to protect the biodiversity of the marine eco-system surrounding Dyer Island. Founded in 2006 by Wilfred Chivell, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust delivers conservation and research programmes to protect the biodiversity of the marine ecosystem surrounding Dyer Island. The trust strives to protect:

  • the endangered African Penguin, whose numbers are at an all-time low;
  • the world’s densest population of the vulnerable Great White Shark
  • the globally significant breeding and calving grounds of the Southern Right Whale.

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The total value of this all-inclusive Shark Experience Trip for two people, hosted by shark conservationist Dickie Chivell, is worth over $20 000!

The sweepstakes winners will fly to Cape Town, South Africa. The first night will be luxury five-star accommodation in Cape Town. Winners will be transported to Gansbaai, the home of Marine Dynamics (2,5 hours drive from Cape Town), for an action-packed shark experience of a lifetime! Your host, Dickie Chivell (as seen on Shark Week), will take you shark cage diving, deep-sea diving, and on a Marine Big 5 tour in the Dyer Island Ecosystem.

A short flight in a light aircraft will give you a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the Overstrand area, and we’ll try to spot marine life from way up there.

Guided walks, including fynbos nature tours and birdwatching at Grootbos, a luxury eco-reserve tucked between mountains, forest, and sea, is where you will spend two nights.


You and your travel partner will get to visit the most Southern Tip of Africa, a memory sure to be made, especially if the stingrays are around to meet you up close and personal.

Marine Dynamics and personalised Dickie Chivell gear will be provided for you and your travel companion.

You will be transported back to Cape Town for an introductory scuba diving course and shark dive experience at the Two Oceans Aquarium on the Waterfront. After that memorable moment, you’ll be provided with a ticket to visit Table Mountain and enjoy lunch on top of Table Mountain.

Luxury accommodation awaits you for your last day in South Africa.

We promise that this will be an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!