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Swim with Sharks: South Africa

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Thanks
to Jaws, the great white shark has earned a reputation as one of
the ocean’s most vicious predators. This journey starts off innocently enough,
with a tranquil 20-minute sail from Kleinbaai harbor, southeast of Cape Town,
but takes a menacing turn near Dyer “shark alley” Island. Dive-cage operators
will lower you into the waters in a five-man steel cage, throwing out ground
sardines to lure the beasts, who may swim up close enough for views of their
razor-sharp teeth.

Where
to Book:
Crystal Cruises,
on a 19-day cruise from Mumbai to Cape Town, embarking March 29, 2011; $448.

Wackiest Cruise Shore Excursions

Swim with Sharks: South Africa

Thanks
to Jaws, the great white shark has earned a reputation as one of
the ocean’s most vicious predators. This journey starts off innocently enough,
with a tranquil 20-minute sail from Kleinbaai harbor, southeast of Cape Town,
but takes a menacing turn near Dyer “shark alley” Island. Dive-cage operators
will lower you into the waters in a five-man steel cage, throwing out ground
sardines to lure the beasts, who may swim up close enough for views of their
razor-sharp teeth.

Where
to Book:
Crystal Cruises,
on a 19-day cruise from Mumbai to Cape Town, embarking March 29, 2011; $448.

Carl Roessler/Getty Images

Wackiest Cruise Shore Excursions

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