Published: May 22nd 2010May 21st 2010
Just outside of Cape Town you can go diving with the Great White Sharks. They lower a cage next to the boat and you drop yourself into the cage and the sharks swim right up to you and stare you in the face.
They attract the sharks to the cage with fish blood and guts called Chum. They even put a large fish head on a rope and try to get the shark to lunge at the cage as they pull the fish towards your face.
The cage is one foot square iron grids so the shark's nose even goes inside the cage a bit if the guy handling the fish head is good. If you put your hands or feet outside the cage even a few inches, the sharks can have a bit of you for lunch.
It is a very nice experience if you like to feel alive. It will quickly get you concentrating on the moment. I asked the dive master what would happen if you fell in the water outside the cage. He said you would be dead, that simple. Enjoy the pictures!!
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