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cage diving with crocodiles

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by waedwe, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Got this in a email, who'd try this i reckon it's be awesome.
    Darwin's newest tourist attraction.............
    The theme park's 'cage of death' that drops tourists into a
    crocodile's lair
    Without the cage you wouldn't stand a chance swimming with a massive saltwater crocodile.

    But for brave punters who still want to get cosy with a feisty croc, a new Australian tourist attraction is offering the chance for a close encounter in the safety of a clear acrylic box dubbed the 'cage of death'.

    Just 4cm of acrylic, a pair of goggles and a swimsuit, will separate thrill-seekers from the jaws of Choppa, a saltwater crocodile.

    The cage has no bars, unlike cages used in shark dives, which prevents the reptiles from gripping on but deep teeth scratches are visible on the sides, deterring some hesitant participants.

    Top End tourists climb into the clear box before being lowered into Choppa's lair.
    They then spend 15 minutes inside the 9ft high cage and watch Choppa, who lost both front feet while fighting other crocodiles, trying to take a bite out of them.
    The attraction at Crocosaurus Cove in the heart of the city of Darwin in the Northern Territory has been given high marks by adrenaline-junkies.
    Face-to-face: The experience is made even more thrilling for tourists because the cage has no bars.

    Saltwater crocodiles, known locally as "salties," are the largest crocodile species, with the males growing up to 6m long and weighing up to 1000Kg.

    They are found in across Southeast Asia but the highest numbers are found in northern Australia .

    Michael Scott, who opened the attraction in July, said there was plenty of demand for the A$ 65 thrill.

    'In the Northern Territory , the saltwater crocodile is an icon and is part of our life. They are always in the news, either in someone's swimming pool or killing someone's favourite horse,' Mr Scott said.
    Hunting for food: Up to two people are allowed in the cage at the one time.

    The most famous crocodile to be housed at the park is Burt, who starred as the beast that nearly ate Linda Koslowski's character in Crocodile Dundee.

    Although saltwater crocodiles are dangerous, fatal attacks on humans are rare in Australia with only one or two reported a year.


  2. would be an interesting experience for sure :LOL:
  3. I was watching a documentary last night about David Gulpilil (the actor), and one day Mike Willisee (tv presenter) was with him somewhere in Arnhem land, and Gulpilil encouraged him to get into the water. Willisee was a bit worried about crocodiles, but figured that this guy knew what he was doing and he was safe, so he got in. Gulpilil said afterwards that there were crocs in there, but he figured the more people in the water with him, the less chance the croc would get him first.

    Amazing creatures. Hope I never have to face one when it has the advantage though.
  4. :LOL:

    Love it!