Crocodiles have a bite pressure of over two tons per square inch — or four times that of a Great White Shark….
Does knowing that make you want to get in a cage and be put in the same water with one?
Crazy as it sounds, it didn’t make us not want to.
The cage swayed from side to side as the crane lifted it into the water. Gentle enough, but also enough to make you feel like you were being placed in the water as crocodile food. After all, how could the swaying cage not catch the attention of a Crocodile? It was like the Crocodiles were being invited for dinner.
As you are lowered down it is hard to not imagine what could happen if you were to not listen to the safety instructions: keep all of your body inside the cage at all times.
The four-metre-long Nile crocodiles want to know what you are. Coming right up to the cage, the Crocodiles will follow your every move. Being able to glide so fast through the water, a human would never be able to out-swim a Crocodile.
It was comforting to know there was a cage between us.
But, at the same time. It was a thrilling adrenaline rush really being able to stare a Crocodile in the eye and to have it come right up to the cage with only a small piece of metal between us.
Take a look at just how close we were able to get to the Crocodiles – would you be able to handle it?
Please note that the cage diving with crocodiles is closed during some of the winter months.
Crocodiles are amazing. Watching them snap their jaws when food was thrown in the water, watching their movements, seeing their attentiveness. It was nothing short of amazing. Crocodiles are powerful and successful predators, which has created a fear in humans. Getting up close and personal with crocodiles at Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn, South Africa helps turn some of that fear into respect and admiration for these stunning predators.
Would you ever get into a cage to get up close to a Crocodile?