When it comes to extreme vacations, nothing’s more exciting than shark cage diving. If you’d like to experience this thrill in a safe environment, Keys Shark Diving can make your dreams come true. This professional guide service provides the boat, the equipment and offers two kinds of trips: Shark viewing and shark diving.
Shark Viewing Trip
These fun-filled trips are excellent choices for families and groups that want to see sharks in their natural habitats without getting into the water. These adventures take place in the smooth waters of the coastal Atlantic just a short distance from the Keys Shark Diving docks. The crew begins by throwing chum into the water. Once the sharks come close, hook-less bait lines are lowered so these magnificent creatures can feed. By luring these awesome predators close to the boat, guests will have an opportunity to take pictures and videos.
Shark cage diving is not permitted during these trips but everyone on board will get an opportunity to safely view of lemon, bull, blacktip, hammerhead and tiger sharks. Passengers wishing to push their experience to the extreme can “wrestle” with the sharks by holding the bait line as they attack the food. Dolphin encounters are also likely on these half-day trips that depart in the morning and afternoon.
Shark Diving Trip
Some of the most shark-rich waters in the world can be found near the Florida Keys. Shark cage diving trips venture out 5 to 20 miles offshore in deep waters of the Gulf Stream. These waters have visibility ranges from 40 feet to 100 feet and pleasant temperatures in the mid 70s to mid 80s. This top-rated experience takes place where the sharks call home—and the crew works hard to get sharks to come to the boat. Once the boat is anchored, the crew starts a chum slick around the shark grounds. It will usually take 10 minutes to an hour for the sharks to arrive.
These exhilarating trips are designed for both experienced shark divers and novices with a desire to get up close and personal with these ferocious and intimidating predators. Divers will plunge into the waters of the Gulf Stream to safely view the Atlantic Ocean’s greatest hunter from a dive cage. Keys Shark Diving cages float on the surface next to the boat for easy entry and exit. These clear tubular enclosures ensure safety and provide 360 degree viewing. Divers can expect to encounter hammerhead, bull, reef, tiger and mako sharks.
You do not need to be a certified diver to take part in a shark cage diving adventure. Half-day and full-day trips are available. Up to six guests are allowed on the boats during these once-in-a-lifetime trips.