Shark Dive Montauk
Shark Dives - Experience the excitement and warm water of
shark cage diving in Montauk, NY. Our regular day shark dives
will take you 15-30 miles south of Long Island where warm
waters from the gulf stream bring an array of life during the
summer months. Sharks, (mako and blue) mahi-mahi, tuna,
whales, ocean sunfish, porpoise and of course sea turtles are
among the creatures you could see on a cage trip.
"A dive off the coast of Montauk in Long Island, New York offers the
chance to see mako, thresher and blue sharks, sometimes a dozen at
Kate Rosenbrock - Yahoo Travel
The two person cage is made of 1" anodized aluminum pipe
and is fully welded at all seams. Sitting upside down on the
open stern of the Sea Turtle, the cage hinges upright into the
water. Entry and exits are done from the stern of the boat.
Once inside, divers are floated back 5' -10' behind the boat
while still attached by a safety cable.
A typical day of cage diving starts with a full briefing and boat
orientation at the dock. Once underway, the trip to the blue
water takes 1-2 hrs. Upon arrival, the crew begins chumming
the water, creating a slick to attract the sharks. This can take
anywhere from 10 min. to several hours. During the wait
everyone is given an opportunity to try out the cage and get
comfortable with all diving procedures. Diving doesn't get
much easier - just bring along a camera! We supply all the
dive gear, including wetsuits. Breathing regulators are
mounted in the cage and comfortable weight harnesses
provide proper buoyancy. No certifications are required, but
we request that participants are comfortable in the water with
a dive mask and able to swim. The cage will be floated 3' -4'
below the surface depending on sea conditions. Water
temperatures will range from 60 to 80 degrees and visibility
20' to 100'+. The most common sharks seen are Mako and
Blue sharks, but different types are always possible. It's not
uncommon to have 3 or 4 sharks in the water at the same time
and past trips have seen as many as a dozen at the cage. Makos
become more abundant in August. Blue sharks are always the
most prevalent and get over 12'. The amount of dive time you
have depends on when the sharks show up. The average
person will get at least two turns of around 30 min.
"it’s so close I can make out every pore and scratch on its elongated
face." Oliver Peterson - Dan's Paper's
These trips are 8 - 10 hours long, so come prepared for a full
day on the boat. Coolers and ice are on board, but you are
responsible for your own food and drink. All divers should be
in good physical condition and be able to exit a swimming
pool without a ladder. All divers are required to sign a Waiver
and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity
Agreement before leaving the dock.
Tanks in Cage
& Who Knows ?
See You Soon !
|Sleep on the boat!
Night before your trip $50pp
(Inquire when making reservations)
Shark & Wreck Combo's - These are single day trips that will
include a single tank open water scuba dive for certified
divers. The dives that are scheduled on these trips are on one
of our three best locations;
Block Island Pinnacle, Wind Farms and Lightburne wreck.
These trips are a great opportunity to experience our fantastic
open water diving. After the dive we will head, with the cage,
to deeper water for shark cage diving.
"80% of the world's shark population is far smaller than the size of
humans made me realize how lucky we were to spend time with
these 8-foot beauties." Bill Schulz - NY Daily News
Divers need to provide their own gear for the open water
portion of these trips. Rental gear available on request.
Research Trips - Recent years has shown an increased
interest in the possibility of encountering different species of
sharks off Montauk. Thus, we have decided to add some cage
trips that will focus on different techniques, locations and
time frames to help encounter these sharks. These trips are
for the adventurous spirited, nothing ventured nothing
gained, type of people.
White Sharks - Depart at 11am and return after sunset.
Expect cooler water with less visibility, but if successful, the
trade offs are worth it.
Hammerhead Sharks - Depart 6am. Expect similar
conditions as our regular blue and mako shark dives with
longer boat rides out and back.
Thresher Sharks - Depart 7:30am. Expect cooler water with
less visibility than our regular trips. Whales and porpoise are
more common on these trips too.
"We had swum with the sharks, we had experienced something
magical." Jake Hanley - Untapped Cities
(privater charter 1-6 people)