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 a time." 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. Minimum age is 12yrs. Depart 7:30am - Return 4-5pm $275pp
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Sleep on the boat! Night before your trip $50pp (Inquire when making reservations)
Shark & Wreck Combo's - These are one or two day trips that will include open water scuba diving for certified divers. Check out our open water sites here. These trips are a great opportunity to experience our fantastic open water diving. Divers need to provide their own gear for the open water portion of these trips. Rental gear available on request.
One Day Trips - A full day of shark and wreck diving. A single tank open water dive starts the day. After the dive, we will head to deeper water for our regular shark cage diving. Depart 6:30am - Return 4-5pm $295 Two Day Trips - One day of shark cage diving and a completely separate day of two/three tank open water diving. These trips also include an overnight stay on the boat at the dock. See our excursions page for more details. $450 "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
Alternative Shark Trips - Recent years has shown an increased interest in the possibility of encountering different species of sharks off Montauk. Thus, we have decided to offer private single day and scheduled two day charters that will focus on different techniques, locations and time frames to help encounter these sharks. Great white, hammerhead and thresher sharks are the species we can target. Expect cooler water with less visibility on the white and thresher trips. The hammerhead trips are similar to our mako and blue charters with longer boat rides offshore. These trips are for the adventurous spirited.
Two Day Trips - One day of our regular blue and mako dives and another day devoted to an alternative species. These trips include an overnight stay on the boat. See boat details here. $450
Private Charters - You choose the shark species to target. Six person max. Contact us for available dates or more info. $1400
"We had swum with the sharks, we had experienced something magical." Jake Hanley - Untapped Cities