The perfect holiday snap: Theme park puts tourists underwater with five metre crocodile

A theme park is offering holiday SNAPS with a difference after letting its visitors come face-to-face with a deadly five metre crocodile.

Pictured underwater, plucky tourists are offered the chance to swim with the huge predator coming within inches of its huge jaws.

But luckily, thanks to a nine foot high, acrylic container, known as the ‘Cage of Death’, thrill-seekers can rest assure that they won’t be gobbled up anytime soon.

Available at Australia’s Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin City, the park offers thrill seekers 20 minutes in the water with their resident monster, Chopper.

After being suspended above the enclosure, guests are then lowered into the water whilst the scaly 58 stone beast is fed huge chunks of meat right before their eyes.

Pictured underwater, plucky tourists are offered the chance to swim with the huge predator coming within inches of its huge jaws

Pictured in a protective tank, tourists come within inches of the croc’s huge jaws

Wearing only googles and their swimming costume, adrenaline junkies can then watch the croc thrash around in the water as it feeds on a mix of chicken, buffalo, chicken and fish.

A spokesperson for Crocosaurus Cove said: “People have a mix of fear and excitement when they enter the cage, the fear of not knowing what to expect and the excitement of getting so close to an animal this big.

“Chopper is a 5.5 metre saltwater croc, weighs over 58 stone and is very inquisitive.

“The cage is very safe, it’s made of 15.5 centimetre clear acrylic which gives you a panoramic view of the croc eating.

“Having people inside the cage encourages crocs to eat, they are very opportunistic feeders and will take any opportunity they can to eat.

“Chopper is approximately 86 years old and has a varied diet including Buffalo, Chicken, Beef heart and Fish.

“He loves to get close to people entering his enclosure and has been known to snap at the cage.”