Immerse yourself in the environment of Australia’s most mesmerizing apex predator, the saltwater crocodile.

Experience the ultimate face-to-face encounter as you are carefully lowered in to the water with a large saltwater crocodile for 15 minutes.

Take in his intimidating gaze, feel the sheer power of his 3 tonne bite force, and learn to appreciate his true strength and resilience as a modern-day dinosaur.

The Cage of Death activity offers swimmers the opportunity to get up close and personal with our saltwater crocodiles in a controlled environment that is safe and enriching for both the crocodile and the visitor. Regular feeding throughout the experience is done in a way that encourages the crocodile’s natural instincts, giving swimmers the opportunity to witness our saltie’s infamous bite force under the supervision of trained handlers.

Meet one of our famous inhabitants: Wendell, Baru, Leo, or William and Kate and be wowed by this unique once-in-a-lifetime experience.

11 session times run between 9.30am and 5.00pm daily. Up to 2 pax permitted per dive time.*

Prices include full day entry to Crocosaurus Cove.

*Minimum age restriction applies, please see Terms & Conditions.

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of participants is 15 years
  • ID is required for proof of age
  • Persons between 15-17 years must be accompanied by an adult or person over 18 years of age
  • Participants must arrive 30 minutes prior to the confirmed dive time for safety briefing.
  • Participants will be required to sign an indemnity release form from Crocosaurus Cove prior to the dive time. Participants between 15-17 year of age must have parental consent and indemnity signed by a parent.
  • Participants must be able to get themselves up and down a ladder.
  • Participants be physically able to pull on the safety brake if required.

Reptiles are cold-blooded animals and their energy levels and feeding habits can vary depending on weather conditions and temperatures. Throughout the dry season, May-Sep, feeding performances may be affected due to lack of appetite, while during the build-up in October and November record high temperatures may also have an effect on feeding and the positions of the crocodiles in the water. Our Crocodile handlers have a wealth of experience when it comes to animal behaviour and every effort will be made to ensure you have an up close experience, however please note that we can not guarantee that crocodiles will feed year round. Feel free to contact our Ticket Desk for more information or follow us on Social Media to see the latest images, which showcase a daily library of our Cage of Death dive experiences.

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