Swimming with sharks is an adrenaline-pumping experience you’ll never forget. You’ll glimpse steel-grey eyes and rows of sharp teeth up close and personal when you take the plunge and tick shark diving off your bucket list.
If you find yourself on the Sunshine Coast, face your fears with the thrilling cageless shark diving experience in Mooloolaba. Board a glass bottom boat and head out to a five-hour dive. You’ll get up close to the nurse shark species as well as fish, corals, and turtles.
When in Sydney, head to the Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour to fulfil your dream of swimming with sharks. The experiences offered is similar to the Melbourne Aquarium shark swim, but in addition to 4.5-metre-long Grey Nurse Sharks, you’ll also view wobbegongs, Port Jackson sharks, four species of stingray, and marine turtles.
There are also excellent eco tours provided by Adrenaline, where you won’t even have to dip your toe in the water.
If you’re in Western Australia, for example, you can take part in the Swim with Whale Sharks experience at Ningaloo. Aboard a state-of-the-art vessel, you’ll view up close the wonder of whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef, swimming alongside as you recline in the ultimate comfort and safety.
Shark diving is a truly exhilarating experience that you’re unlikely to forget. Since pioneering shark-cage diving with the Great White Shark more than 40 years ago, Rodney Cox Expeditions have educated the public and attracted adventurers from around the world. You’ll depart from the Port Lincoln Marina in Adelaide, where you’ll be transported to the clear waters of the Southern Ocean.
You’ll experience Surface Cage Great White Shark Diving, swim with sea lions at Hopkins Island, and embark on a gentle boat tour around Neptune Island to view the breathtaking fur-seal community. No diving certification is required, and up to 12 people can get on board the Princes II live-aboard as you set sail on this unforgettable marine-life experience.
Shark diving experiences are perfectly safe, such as those hosted by Rodney Cox Expeditions. You’re in a controlled environment overseen by experts. The stainless steel surface cage used for shark diving is foolproof, and Cox should know; he invented it more than 40 years ago. He stays ahead of new technology as well as being an eco-educator on the Great White Shark.
The expert shark diving team will guide, encourage, and take full control of divers of all experience levels. Tiny air holes provide the breathing mechanism, and even though you’ll be centimetres from the awesome Great Whites, you’ll feel fully enclosed, safe, and, importantly, separate and untouchable!