Cage Diving for Great Whites

Guadalupe Island, Mexico

Aug 20, 2014
Outside Magazine
Shark week great white cage diving underwater

   Photo: Corey Arnold

I thought cage diving for Great White sharks would be underwhelming. Despite seeing them look fierce in a million nature documentaries and YouTube videos, we know that the likelihood of getting your limbs torn off in a cage is small. I wasn't expecting much of an adrenaline rush.

But, when the first Great White appeared in the distance, calmly patrolling the surrounding waters, I was floored. Nothing can beat the first-person experience of sharing the ocean with a 17-foot shark.

On this day, the seas were rough, the weather ominous and overcast. Sharks appeared at random and haunted us in a slow, deliberate way.

TOOLS: Canon 5D MkIII, 24mm f1.8L II, 1/400 second, f/4, ISO 500

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