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Chum bait is thrown close to the cage to help people get great photos.

Photo by Chris Dossey

Sandbar sharks, common in winter, assemble quickly in response to the chum.

Photo by Mark Smith

Captain Joe Pavsek is also an artist. Above, his oil painting Wanderer

Photo courtesy Joe Pavsek

Captain Joe Pavsek pulls in the cage at day's end

Photo by Chris Dossey

Sharks regularly come right up to the cage.

Photo by Mark Smith

The scariest part of the tour is the fact that the cage hangs by a rope that sharks could easily bite. It has never happened though, as sharks only bite what looks or smells like food.

Photo by Mark Smith
The cage is made of aluminum bars.
Photo by Mark Smith
Fish are abundant, despite the presence of sharks in the water.
Photo by Mark Smith
The shark cage can hold up to four people.
Photo by Chris Dossey

 

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