Animals Wildlife 6 Shark Cage Diving Hot Spots By Matt Hickman Writer Emerson College The New School Matt Hickman is an associate editor at The Architect’s Newspaper. His writing has been featured in Curbed, Apartment Therapy, URBAN-X, and more. our editorial process Matt Hickman Updated August 18, 2019 BIG MOUTH: A diver gets personal with a great white off Guadalupe Island in Mexico. Stefan Pircher/Shutterstock Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Alongside other polarizing, adrenaline-producing extreme activities like BASE jumping and spelunking, even a single mention of the act of shark cage diving can leave some folks trembling with anticipation and leave other normally adventurous folks shaking their heads and muttering “not for a million bucks.” It’s just one of those things. For those who do find enormous appeal in suiting up, diving in and spending some quality time with the ocean’s most magnificent and misunderstood creatures, shark cage diving is considered an increasingly popular form of bucket list-worthy ecotourism that’s all about location, location, location (and safety, safety, safety). We’ve rounded up a few primo shark cage diving spots from around the world ranging from multiple-day, all-inclusive shark diving expeditions off the coast of South Australia to one-day adventure-fests off the coast of, umm, Long Island. With each location, we’ve listed a reputable operator, the cost, the ideal time to go, and the type(s) of sharks you can expect to commune with. That said, this certainly isn’t a definitive list ... are there any shark cage diving spots that you’ve experienced firsthand? Tell us about them in the comments section!Montauk, New York Season: June-September Potential chum mates: Mako, blue (right) and thresher sharks Preferred cage provider: Sea Turtle Dive Charters Cost: $200 (certified divers), $250 (non-certified divers) Farallon Islands, California Season: September-November Potential chum mates: Great white sharks Preferred cage provider: Great White Adventures Cost: $775 (includes meals and beverages) Point Judith, Rhode Island Season: June-September Potential chum mates: Blue, mako and basking (right) sharks Preferred cage provider: Snappa Charters Cost: $225-$250 (individual divers, 10-hour or 12-hour) “Shark Alley” via Kleinbaai, South Africa Season: Year-round; best viewing is from March through September Preferred cage provider: Great White Shark Tours Potential chum mates: Great white sharks Cost: About $217 for adults Tiger Beach, the Bahamas Season: Year-round Potential chum mates: Tiger (right), reef and hammerhead sharks Preferred cage provider: Incredible Adventures Cost: $875 (includes meals and refreshments) Guadalupe Island, Mexico Season: September-October Potential chum mates: Great white sharks Preferred cage provider: Islander Charters Cost: $2,795; five-day, all-inclusive trip includes meals, accommodations at sea, etc.