Great White Shark cage diving is one of those “must do” experiences for most underwater photographers.
My first trip however was not exactly a qualified success, as we spent 7 days out at the Neptune Islands in South Australia and did not see a single shark.
But I really enjoyed the overall experience and was determined to go back.
That was back in 1996 and it turned out to be another 7 years before I actually did so, but over the next few years I did several trips and experienced numerous up close & personal encounters with the “apex predator”.
It really is a unique experience and one that that allows you to fully understand why the Great White is at the top of the marine food chain, because when you see it in it’s natural environment you can really comprehend what a superbly evolved animal it is.
I have documented my experience cage diving with the Great White (where & when to go, operators etc)and on photographing the Great White (cameras & equipment, tips & tricks etc) on this LINK.
Finally I compiled everything into an article which I submitted to Underwater Photography magazine and has been published in the current edition – I was just over the moon when I got the front cover with one of my Great White images!