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Shark Diving

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Published November 23rd 2010
In order to dive with sharks you need several things, including the ability to use scuba equipment, strong swimming skills, and the ability to keep your cool when you are face-to-face with one of the ocean's most dangerous predators.

If you've always wanted to dive with sharks, you should know that some professional help may be necessary (in more ways than one). It is not advisable for an absolute beginner to take to the ocean to face a shark; with the natural adrenaline rush that comes with seeing the same creature that launched the "Jaws" franchise, you need to be confident in your dive skills.

Introductory dive courses, including the open water certificate course, are available at various accredited institutions. The University of Sydney runs a scuba diving course encompassing six theory modules, two pool training sessions, and four open shore dives.

Each Monday at Coogee and every Tuesday at Manly, Pro Dive runs Openwater Dive courses.

Having perfected the art of scuba diving, it is time to add the adrenaline rush.

At Oceanworld in Manly, in an Oceanarium tank, shark dives run for forty minutes.

If you are feeling particularly daring, it is even possible to take part in the Shark Feed Dive, for the price of $350. They even make provision for romance with a Friday Night Date Dive.

If the idea of diving in the heavily moderated context of a tank does not appeal to you, Abyss Scuba offers the opportunity to dive with grey nurse sharks at Magic Point in Sydney.
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Why? An adrenaline rush
When: Day and night
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Cost: $100 to $350
Comments
Wow how scary!!! Haha I don't think I could do it.... I fail on all three counts of the check list in your first paragraph... I had some friends who went shark cage diving in South Africa once which I couldn't handle either...
By Ashleigh - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 30th of November @ 02:27 am
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