Over the Australia Day long weekend, myself and my partner, along with some of our friends, went on a 9 hour 'road trip' to "the shark capital of the world" - Port Lincoln, South Australia, to go and dive with Great White Sharks.
What else can I say but - amazing. These are just the most magnificent creatures, sitting in a flimsy aluminium cage, just a fingertip away from being able to touch the as they glide through the water all around you, is the most awe inspiring experience. We were lucky enough to spend time with 7 different great whites throughout the day, ranging from 4-5.5m long. The longest shark recorded by this particular charter vessel was 6.5m long, which is longer than the width of the boat carrying 50 people
The first photo's are my own, and those with the 'cage diving' logo are those taken by the company on our dive, which I have purchased.
Leaving the Marina at 6am
*insert Jaws music here*
A set of Great White's jaws, now worth AU$25,000.00, due to these sharks now being a protected species - hunting them is illegal.
Our cage, a few pieces of aluminium between 6 of us and 7 hungry Great White Sharks!