If you are on Sydney’s north side and find yourself in need of an adrenalin hit, they don’t come much better than hopping into a tank of sharks without a cage.
Shark Dive Xtreme at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary is one of the few places in the world where you are guaranteed an underwater encounter with sharks – the resident colony of Grey Nurse Sharks range in size from a metre to three metres and they all have those scary sharp teeth…
… and that’s the thing – because they have those scary, sharp teeth, people thought they were maneaters and almost hunted them to extinction. They are still highly endangered with only about 500 left off the entire coastline. The teeth are thin and sharp, but they aren’t capable of tearing flesh. Grey Nurse Sharks are fish-eaters and the rows of small sharp, thin teeth are the perfect design for grabbing slippery fish.
When you are in the tank and have passed the ‘wow’ factor of being with sharks in their habitat, take time to look around and enjoy the hundreds of fish, turtles and massive manta rays. This isn’t just an experience, it is a lifetime memory.
Here’s a video teaser of what to expect: