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The Boat and Cage

We have acquired one of the largest, most modern and luxurious boats available in the shark diving industry Megalodon II is a newly built 11 x 3.8 meter catamaran, providing the ultimate stability at sea. We cater for small groups of maximum 25 passengers per tour, ensuring maximum cage diving time for all divers. Our boat is fully licensed to SA marine safety standards as a passenger vessel.

Facilities Onboard Include:  

The following electronic equipment is available on-board

  • VHF radio's x 2,
  • 29 Meg. Radio,
  • GPS (Global Positioning System),
  • Radio / CD player,
  • Radar equipment,
  • Navigation equipment,
  • Depth finder, echo sounder,
  • 12 volt charging facilities (for cell phones, cameras and lap top computers).

The following medical and safety equipment is available on-board

  • First Aid Kits x 2,
  • Oxygen Cylinders,
  • Fluid replacement,
  • Life vests for all passengers,
  • Fire Extinguishers,
  • Capsize bottle with additional safety equipment.

We are the only boat in the shark diving industry with specially designed motors which lift completely out of the water, ensuring that the propellers do not harm the sharks in any way. Our boat, cage and life-raft are inspected on an annual basis, ensuring maximum safety for all our passengers.

The Cage

We make use of a securely structured, galvanized, 5-man steel cage. It is operated with a winch from a sturdy gantry, ensuring effective cage retrieval.

Our surface cage is constructed of re-enforced mild steel and built in accordance with specifications provided by coded welders and registered engineers. It has a convenient port hole for easy photography, as well as a 300mm free-board above the surface, allowing divers to effectively communicate with the Dive Master on the boat.

We make use of the hookah system in the cage, meaning that the diving cylinders remain on the boat, since we have 5mm air hoses running into the cage. Cage dimensions are; 2.3m high, 3.0m in length and 1.0m in width. The cage has been carefully designed for the safety of the diver/s as well as the animal. You will therefore find no sharp edges around the cage, ensuring that the sharks are not harmed in any way. Our cage is replaced annually and is inspected by authorities on a regular basis.

 

 

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