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A great white shark proves too fast for the bait handler

I have spent a lot of time working with a shark cage diving company in South Africa. Cage diving boats have a large metal cage attached to the side in which tou...
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I have spent a lot of time working with a shark cage diving company in South Africa. Cage diving boats have a large metal cage attached to the side in which tourists can bob around safely to watch the passing of great white sharks. The sharks are attracted to the boat with a fish soup called "chum" and then brought in further using a fish head on a rope. It is important to mention that sharks aren't allowed to get the bait but sometimes the sharks are too quick for the bait handler.
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ritafayeadams October 11, 2014
were you shark feeding? I trust you were on a big boat!
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annaphillips March 26, 2015
Hi Rita, I was on a big cage diving boat but not technically feeding them. The crew through a fish sou called chum into the water and then entice them closer to the cage with a fish head and sometimes they are just too fast for the bait handler. It happens very rarely though.