Fin It to Win It
Shark cage diving off the coast of Montauk
Because Shark Week’s best shared with chums, and also with friends, this year take your crew out to Sea Turtle Dive Charters — Montauk’s innocently-named, but predaciously-real shark cage dive experience, open for business.
Run by a Montauk lifer with over a decade of experience dunking divers into briny, shark-infested waters, Sea Turtle’s cage dive charters depart at 7am and cruise 15-30 miles offshore into the warm water Gulf Stream.
Once there, you’ll take turns acclimating yourself to the anodized aluminum cage while the crew chums the water with delectable (to sharks, anyway) fish entrails.
When the fins begin to circle, two men at a time will descend into the cage for a 360° view of blue sharks and mako sharks up to 12 feet long. Each diver gets at least two 30-minute turns underwater, all the while breathing from a tank that remains on the boat — meaning even the non-scuba-certified can participate. (view a video)
Anyone who refuses to go is just shark weak.