Tiger Shark / Baited Shark Dives
A shark dive is an exciting and unforgettable experience, you never quite know what or who is going to come cruising through.
From December through to March when the waters at its warmest is the time when you are most likely to see Tiger sharks on a shark dive. At other times of the year you may will have an opportunity to encounter Black Tips, Hammer Heads and other surprise pelagic visitors that happen to be cruising the Shoal at that time. It is not unheard of for divers to report seeing the odd Great White cruising in the distance.
You should plan for a shark dive to take between 2-3 hours depending on marine activity. The sharks are initially attracted to the boat through scent as we lay a’ scent slick’ of fish oils in the water. Once we have shark activity in the area to hold their interest we lower of drum of fish into the water to increase the local scent trail. The drum is pierced in places to allow the smell of the fish to be released. The sharks are attracted to this intense smell and will drift with you and the drum for the duration of your shark interaction.
All of our Dive Masters are qualified and registered shark dive guides. You will be given a thorough dive and safety briefing prior to your shark dive.