Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Crocosaurus Cove

Note: This article is plagiarized from a forwarded mail.

Fancy this?

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.

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 trying to take a bite out of them.

A tourist dives into a cage partially immersed in a crocodile pen at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin .

Wanna try can?


Soon Hui said...

Wah, I also want to try!!

But how much is the cost?

Michelle said...

oooooo...where in australia is this?

Louis said...

soon hui, i would love to try it too, but not too sure bout the price tho.

mich, it's in darwin. if you do happen to go, let me know ya...