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Underwater crocodile tank lets visitors get MUCH too close to deadly crocs

This is the Cage of Death.

It's not actually a cage – more a sleek, glass cylinder that dips deep into a pool containing deadly saltwater crocodiles .

The experience, at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, Australia , allows people to meet the ancient reptiles up close. It looks awesome – and quite terrifying.

The Cage of Death is held within a huge watery enclosure housing around 200 crocs – and some, Crocosaurus Cove says, are up there with the largest in the world.

You would not want the glass to break.

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"Thousands of people have been thrilled and terrified by sharing the environment with five-metre-plus crocs," the website explains.

"Every dive includes 15 minutes in the enclosure with one of these massive reptiles.

"Regular feeding by our crocodile handlers when people are inside the cage encourages more movement from the crocodiles and ensures an up close and personal, face-to-face encounter that must be seen to be believed!"

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Wills and Kate

We think you should see it too. So before you book your ticket over to Australia to meet the gnashing teeth and swift tails of these killers, watch the video above to get an idea of what you're in for.

Oh yes – two of the crocs are called William and Kate. No idea why. They probably visited the centre.

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