Shark Cage Diving
Shark cage diving is not on everyone’s bucket list, but after spending forty minutes underwater with Great Whites, I recommend you add cage diving to yours.
Port Lincoln is known all over the world for it’s shark cage diving but only three tour companies are licensed for cage dives in the area:
Adventure Bay Charters – http://adventurebaycharters.com.au/
Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions – https://www.rodneyfox.com.au/
Calypso Star Charters – http://www.sharkcagediving.com.au/
For over 200 days a year the boat makes the 2.5 hour trip out to the Neptune Islands, located around 70 kilometres south of Port Lincoln in South Australia. Close to the entrance to Spencer Gulf, the Neptune Islands are where New Zealand fur-seals and Australian sea lions breed. With an estimated 40K+ colony of fur seals alone, it’s not hard to see why more than 120 different sharks can be found there each season.
The Islands have been used for shark cage diving since the late seventies, and from 2002 it has been the only site in Australia where it’s legally permitted to dive. Prominent Australian shark experts, Ron and Valerie Taylor filmed the underwater sequences for the 1974 movie Jaws at the Neptune Islands.