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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Always wanted to try it has anyone done it for a reasonable price? Also anyone know where i could do this? I seen cape town but thats quite expensive
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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Have you done diving before?? Is it snorkel set inside a cage or is it full diving with apparatus on and being guided. If you are not completely comfortable in the water/ under water, I would not recommend subjecting yourself to it. However, as a diver who has been to many places and dived with sharks, it's a great experience and if you are a diver already it should be great. Also depends on what you want to see. sipadan, Borneo was where I saw loads of hammerheads, a leopard, small reef sharks and more turtles than you could shake a stick at!
banned#2
Also be aware if you have any life insurance, critical illness, if anything was to happen these policy's would not pay out
#3
Quick google throws up shark diving in Farallons (California), Mexico, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and Roatan for starters. I think the one in the Bahamas is the most famous. I love diving, but rather you than me for this 'adventure'!
#4
You need to look at specific insurance like Dan for divers in such a case. This is because if you had a diving emergency you would likely need to be airlifted. Watch your medical bill hit £50K plus for decompression treatment and helicopter rescue!
#5
Never been diving but perfectly comfortable in water/swimming etc do you need any certificates etc for this kind of thing? Always been fascinated by sharks would love to go in a cage with great whites always been a dream since i was a boy
#6
redcastle
Have you done diving before?? Is it snorkel set inside a cage or is it full diving with apparatus on and being guided. If you are not completely comfortable in the water/ under water, I would not recommend subjecting yourself to it. However, as a diver who has been to many places and dived with sharks, it's a great experience and if you are a diver already it should be great. Also depends on what you want to see. sipadan, Borneo was where I saw loads of hammerheads, a leopard, small reef sharks and more turtles than you could shake a stick at!


Mate u said u were a diver how exactly could i go about getting some sort of diving certificate? Looked on the padi website on my mobile but it says alot about elearning and nothing about actual diving lol
#7
keithstruthers
Never been diving but perfectly comfortable in water/swimming etc do you need any certificates etc for this kind of thing? Always been fascinated by sharks would love to go in a cage with great whites always been a dream since i was a boy

I'm comfortable in water too, I'd say to learn the basics of diving here 1st. I had trouble as it's difficult to overcome the need to hold your breath at first, lots of beginners have this issue. Get on the net and research it.
#8
I went shark diving in the Bahamas and agree it's a fantastic experience. One of the popular company's over there was called Stuart Cove and they cater for all kinds of expertise. This was my first time.
They practice in a large (deep) pool first on the site to get you used to it and to assess if you'll be capable or not etc then if alls good and you've passed you can go out to where the sharks are, a group of about 10 all sit on the bottom in a circle whilst they feed them in the middle. we must have been surrounded by atleast 20 of them and it was brilliant!
You could just try a basic dive first around the reefs/wrecks?

Well recommended from me! :)
#9
Your local swimming centre will most likely have scuba lessons going...Maybe worth giving it a try before you fork out however much you're going to spend!
#10
Here you go Buddy...Shark Diving....no experience needed..£180 all in...bargain...saves you thousands.

http://www.deepseaworld.com/shark-dives/shark-encounters
#11
hermano2
Here you go Buddy...Shark Diving....no experience needed..£180 all in...bargain...saves you thousands.

http://www.deepseaworld.com/shark-dives/shark-encounters


Cheers mate but want to go in a cage with a big ass shark lol
#12
R716515K
If you're after diving with a Great White then your best bet is Australia or South Africa.

If you want to go with the guy who pretty much kicked this entire industry off then head to Port Lincoln in South Australia and go with the original... http://www.rodneyfox.com.au/

I've not seen it, but I think there was 'An Idiot Abroad' where Karl went out with Rodney Fox?

There are other operators in Australia and other operators in South Africa too. Who you choose is your call. You can dive with sharks elsewhere in the world, of course, but if it's with a Great White then SA in Oz and South Africa are the places that spring to mind. You can actually find Great Whites even in the waters off Queensland from time to time, but that's not very frequently as it's a bit warm for them up there. Not really their traditional grounds, although you'll read of the odd 3 or 4 metre (or bigger) one being lifted.

I've never done a cage dive myself. It's on my list. I've swam with many sharks (with is probably wrong - among them when they were also on the reefs is better) in Australia off Qld and WA. Reef sharks really aren't something to get your knickers in a twist about though. I've more than likely been not too far away from some in the water from time to time out there in Oz too, but I'm rather happy that I didn't come face to face with a 4m or 5m Bull, Tiger, Hammerhead, or anything else that was hungry or had a poor temperament in that case. Something that large really isn't at all common anyway. Seen the odd shark at a beach/cove over the years too, but not close up obviously. You don't intentionally get in the water when you know something's there.

Make a holiday and fly up north after to jump in a tank with a Saltwater Croc, separated only by a bit of perspex. You'll find them in the wild (river banks, inlets, in the sea relatively close to shore etc) in say around the top end and about a 3rd of the way down the coasts of Oz. You'll find 5m plus Salties too if you look hard enough. Not to be tickled... :D


Would love a hol to oz but got 2 young kids not sure how the travel would be for them also its expensive lol

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