Crocodile diving: The scary new must-do

Ruth Doherty

Fancy coming face-to-face with a massive 20ft saltwater crocodile? No, we don't either. But brave thrill-seekers are flocking to Australia's hottest new tourist attraction, where you can, indeed, swim with crocs.

At Northern Australia's Crocosaurus Cove, you enter the 'Cage of Death' - an acrylic box that is 9ft tall but only 1.5 inches thick - before being lowered into four separate crocodile enclosures, where you can say G'day to the resident beasts - including the giant that nearly ate Linda Koslowski's character in Crocodile Dundee.

A photographer will take pics of your underwater adventure, for an adrenaline-rush keepsake, and the experience, which lasts 15 minutes, costs $120 per person.

If you can't bear to do it on your own, you can drag an unwitting friend into the 'Cage of Death' with you for a total of $160.

Saltwater crocodiles, known locally in Australia as 'salties', are among the largest crocodile species in the world. The males can grow nearly 20 feet long and have been known to weigh over 2,200 pounds.

One adventurer told the Daily Mail: '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.'

Would you fancy a ride in the 'Cage of Death'? Let us know below!

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