Shark Dive Montauk
Shark Dives - Experience the excitement and warm water of
shark cage diving in Montauk, NY. Our regular day shark dives
will take you 15-30 miles south of Long Island where warm
waters from the gulf stream bring an array of life during the
summer months. Sharks, (mako and blue) mahi-mahi, tuna,
whales, ocean sunfish, porpoise and of course sea turtles are
among the creatures you could see on a cage trip.
"A dive off the coast of Montauk in Long Island, New York offers the
chance to see mako, thresher and blue sharks, sometimes a dozen at
Kate Rosenbrock - Yahoo Travel
The two person cage is made of 1" anodized aluminum pipe
and is fully welded at all seams. Sitting upside down on the
open stern of the Sea Turtle, the cage hinges upright into the
water. Entry and exits are done from the stern of the boat.
Once inside, divers are floated back 5' -10' behind the boat
while still attached by a safety cable.
A typical day of cage diving starts with a full briefing and boat
orientation at the dock. Once underway, the trip to the blue
water takes 1-2 hrs. Upon arrival, the crew begins chumming
the water, creating a slick to attract the sharks. This can take
anywhere from 10 min. to several hours. During the wait
everyone is given an opportunity to try out the cage and get
comfortable with all diving procedures. Diving doesn't get
much easier - just bring along a camera! We supply all the
dive gear, including wetsuits. Breathing regulators are
mounted in the cage and comfortable weight harnesses
provide proper buoyancy. We request that participants are
comfortable in the water with a dive mask and in good
physical condition. The cage will be floated 3' -4' below the
surface depending on sea conditions. Water temperatures will
range from 60 to 80 degrees and visibility 20' to 100'+. The
most common sharks seen are Mako and Blue sharks, but
different types are always possible. It's not uncommon to have
3 or 4 sharks in the water at the same time and past trips have
seen as many as a dozen at the cage. Makos become more
abundant in August. Blue sharks are always the most
prevalent and get over 12'. The amount of dive time you have
depends on when the sharks show up. The average person will
get at least two turns of around 30 min.
"it’s so close I can make out every pore and scratch on its elongated
face." Oliver Peterson - Dan's Paper's
These trips are 8-9 hour adventures, so come prepared for a
full day on the boat. Coolers and ice are on board, but you are
responsible for your own food and drink. All divers should be
able to exit a swimming pool without a ladder. All divers are
required to sign a Waiver and Release of Liability,
Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement before leaving
the dock. Minimum age is 12yrs.
Depart 7:30am - Return 4-5pm
Tanks in Cage
& Who Knows ?
See You Soon !
Shark / Wreck Dives - A full day of shark and wreck diving!
A single tank shallow open water dive, for certified divers,
starts the day. After the dive, we will head to deeper water for
our regular shark cage diving. The wreck site is determined by
weather and sea conditions. These trips are a great
opportunity to experience our fantastic open water diving.
Divers need to provide their own gear for the open water
portion of these trips. Rental gear available on request.
Depart 6:30am - Return 4-5pm
Extended Day Trips- These excursions will take passengers
twice the distance offshore of our regular trips to cleaner,
warmer water where an increased variety of species can be
found. Extended trips are around 12 hours long.
Depart 6:30am - Return 6-7pm
"80% of the world's shark population is far smaller than the size of
humans made me realize how lucky we were to spend time with
these 8-foot beauties." Bill Schulz - NY Daily News
Alternative Shark Trips - Recent years has shown an
increased interest in the possibility of encountering different
species of sharks off Montauk. Thus, we have decided to offer
private charters that will focus on different techniques,
locations and time frames to help encounter these sharks.
Great white, hammerhead and thresher sharks are the species
we can target. Expect cooler water with less visibility on the
white and thresher trips. The hammerhead trips are similar
to our mako and blue charters with longer boat rides
offshore. These trips are for the adventurous spirited.
Private Charters - You choose the shark species to target. Six
person max. Contact us for available dates or more info.
Topside Observer- For those that want to get close, but not
that close! Plenty of action is seen right from the boat and can
include great picture opportunities.
"We had swum with the sharks, we had experienced something
magical." Jake Hanley - Untapped Cities
Sea Turtle Dive Charters LLC