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.
We make use of a securely
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.