Photo/Courtesy: Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center The 7’ long sand tiger shark glides through the water, brushing up against the glass of the huge 120,000-gallon tank at the Long Island Aquarium.

For most, that’d be close enough to the jagged-toothed creature. But say you wanted to get closer; much closer.

The aquarium’s shark diving program—open to any and all brave enough to enter a steel cage and spend half and hour with a trained diver as sharks circle around—is now in its 5th year.

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