Tourists Cage-Dive with Crocodiles in Australia
For the attraction, brave visitors enter a transparent, acrylic box that is 9 feet tall but only 1.5 inches thick. The cage is lowered into four separate crocodile enclosures, allowing thrill-seekers to tread water with various crocodiles – including one who starred as the beast that nearly ate Linda Koslowski's character in "Crocodile Dundee."
"The cage has no bars, unlike cages used in shark dives, which prevents the reptiles from gripping on but deep teeth scratches are visible on the sides, deterring some hesitant participants," reports the Daily Mail.
Although the experience only lasts about 15 minutes, guests have to undergo a safety briefing before entering the cage.
"I dive with sharks, large rays, moray eels ... but it's not this close. It's exhilarating to get that close to a crocodile of that size," one adventurer tells the Daily Mail after undergoing the 'Cage of Death.'
Saltwater crocodiles, known locally in Australia as "salties," are among the largest crocodile species in the world. The males can grow nearly 20 feet long and have been known to weight over 2,200 pounds.
An on-site photographer will capture what goes down on film so that tourists can remember the adrenaline rush through photos – if they choose to fork over an additional fee for the keepsakes, that is.
The 'Cage of Death' experience itself costs $120 per person, in addition to entry to Crocosaurus Cove, which is $28. If you and a friend want to undergo the experience together, two people can get up-close-and-personal with the crocodiles for $160.
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