7 November 2011 by Roy Barford

Dive with sharks at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Image courtesy Travis Robertson

Are you a qualified scuba diver? Would you like to go diving with sharks, without a cage? If you answered yes twice, the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is where you can make this happen.

The I&J Predator Exhibit at the Two Oceans Aquarium is home to ragged tooth sharks, turtles, cob, yellowtail and various other species. Divers have the opportunity to interact with these creatures, without the confines of a cage.

Diving at the Two Oceans Aquarium is supervised by master divers and various safety procedures are followed to ensure dives go without incident.

Derek van Dam, eTV weatherman and meteorologist, is one of the many divers who have taken the plunge in the I&J Predator Exhibit.

If you would like an idea of what a dive at the aquarium might be like, watch one live courtesy of the streaming webcam on the home page of the Two Oceans Aquarium website.

Derek van Dam, eTV weatherman and meteorologist, is one of the many divers who have taken the plunge in the I&J Predator Exhibit. According to a blog on the Two Oceans Aquarium website, van Dam said: “From the level of expertise of the individuals supervising the dive to the crew in the water, I felt 100% safe during the entire dive.”

If you have your own equipment, you will pay just R450 for your dive, otherwise it’s R600 if you need to rent from the aquarium.

You can book your dive online and for more information you can phone +27 (0)21 418 3823 or email dive@aquarium.co.za.

Category: Adventure, Attractions

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