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By: Laura Moss on June 25, 2010, 7:39 a.m.
great white shark seen from steel cage in South Africa

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Diving with the great white

A great white shark is seen from the safety of a steel cage submersed next to a boat in South Africa. Shark cage diving in South Africa attracts thousands of adventure tourists from around the world — including those in town for the World Cup — to have the unique opportunity to see these creatures up close.

The practice of shark cage diving involves "chumming" the waters with fish to attract the sharks, a practice that has become highly controversial in light of the recent increase in shark attacks in these waters.