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Great White Shark Cage Diving

The inquisitive great white shark's eyes staring at you will remain in your memory for a long time


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If you have ever dreamt of cage diving with Great White Sharks, there are only five places around the world that allow you to do it safely. New Zealand turned out to be one of them! So if you happened to be there at the right time and are seeking an adrenaline rush like no other, this is an excellent chance to tick off one of the bucket-list items.

A couple of great white sharks might be seen eye to eye in the waters around Stewart Island. You just have to wear all the necessary diving equipment and descend into the cage that will be submerged into the water where you may speechlessly communicate with dangerous marine creatures.

You will be able to stare at each other, and you will likely witness a shark having lunch. However, if you dislike the idea of such a close encounter, you may observe great whites from the deck on the boat. They are quite curious and swim close to the surface, often rising their inquisitive glance upwards to find out what is going on on the vessel.

Shark cage experience is available between December and June when nearly 100 great whites move to Foveaux Strait, where they can feast on fur seals.​

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