Shark Cage Diver: Dive with Sharks in California, Guadalupe, Bahamas

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Shark Cage Diver: Dive with Sharks in California, Guadalupe, Bahamas

What Is Shark Cage Diving?

Shark cage diving is underwater diving or snorkeling where the shark diver remains inside a protective cage designed to prevent sharks from making contact with the divers. Shark cage diving is used for scientific observation, underwater cinematography, and as a tourist activity. Sharks may be attracted to the vicinity of the cage by the use of bait, in a procedure known as chumming, which has attracted some controversy as it is claimed to potentially alter the natural behaviour of sharks in the vicinity of swimmers.

Shark Cage Design and Build

Shark cages are also used purely as a protective measure for divers in waters where potentially dangerous shark species are known to be present. In this application the shark-proof cage may be used as a refuge, or as a diving stage during descent and ascent, particularly during staged decompression where the divers may be vulnerable while constrained to a specific depth in mid-water for several minutes. In other applications a mobile cage may be carried by the diver while harvesting organisms such as abalone.

Guadalupe, California, and Bahamas Shark Diving

During the early 2000s, shark cage diving and shark diving become increasingly popular as a tourist activity. In California, tourists are taken by boat to the Channel Islands where they view blue sharks and makos. At Guadalupe Island in Mexico great white sharks are encountered from a cage tethered to the back of a boat near the surface. In the Bahamas divers get to encounter tigers, hammerheads, and bull sharks all in a single dive.

America’s Shark Boat at Guadalupe Island

Join America’s Shark Boat on a live-aboard adventure to the pristine white shark cage diving site, Isla Guadalupe, off the coast of Mexico. You will have the opportunity to dive with great white sharks in the marine habitat and hunting grounds of the world’s top predator.