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cage diving Line breaks: cage div¦ing

Definition of cage diving in English:


[mass noun]
The activity of being lowered into the sea in a protective steel cage in order to view sharks or other dangerous sea creatures at close range: an environmental scientist has warned that cage diving is teaching the sharks to associate humans with food
More example sentences
  • Does cage diving hurt the sharks?
  • "Live shark tourism manipulates people's fears, and cage diving is intended to give nothing but titillation."
  • The use of chum (bait) to attract sharks makes sightings likely enough to ensure the commercial viability of cage diving.


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Example sentences
  • For many cage-divers, a view like this represents the experience of a lifetime - but are they helping or hindering the white sharks' cause?
  • A cage diver leans out to get a better picture as a great white cruises past the cage.
  • Very few incidents have been reported where a cage diver has been at risk from a shark attack - this is not the issue.
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