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Prime Destinations to Enjoy Swimming with Sharks

12 Prime Destinations in the World to Enjoy Swimming with Sharks!

By traveldecorum | 12 Prime Destinations in the World to Enjoy Swimming with Sharks!

Travel has different meaning to different people. For some, it is an adventure while other call it as memories. However, adventure lovers seek fun in varied kind of thrills. Well, if you are one of them, one such experience is swimming with sharks. For the crazy travellers who do not hesitate in descending into an ocean full of blood-hungry sharks, it brings more thrill than fun. Indeed, it is a great experience for travellers looking forward to unique sort of fun. If you are also longing for adrenaline-pumping adventure then it is the time to live your dream.

Here are 12 major destinations around the world which gives you great opportunity to actually cruise alongside Sharks, the colossal aquatic creatures.

Beqa Lagoon-Fiji
Beqa Lagoon-Fiji

When it comes to shark-diving destinations, Fiji is one of the most popular places in the world. With its turquoise shores, the Beqa Lagoon appeals adventure lovers. Fiji is a home to over 190 miles of coral as well as the Shark Reef Marine Reserve. This area serves as a home to not one, but as many as eight species. Bull sharks, known among the most dangerous creatures, is the major draw here. Besides, you can also catch the sights of seven other local species including sicklefin lemon sharks, tiger sharks and more. At first glance, it may seem little intimidating but the photo ops are worth it. You can enjoy an hour-long diving session through Nanuku, which serves as a part of the Auberge Resorts Collection.

Neptune Islands-Australia
Neptune Islands-Australia

There are few events in life that will make you feel like a badass as meeting face-to-face with a giant shark. That is what you can exactly experience at Nepture Islands in Australia. Forming a marine reserve, the Neptune Islands lies at twenty miles off the Southern coast of Oz. Teeming with sharks, it invites you to have a thrill drive with sharks. Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions—which was named after Rodney Winston Fox, a shark-attack survivor still leads expeditions. It runs two- to eight-day sea adventures which logically ensure Great White encounters. A surface cage allows you to admire them or you can descend to 65 feet to the ocean floor to spot them from below, the choice is yours.

Bora Bora-French Polynesia
Bora Bora-French Polynesia

The shark is considered as a sacred animal in French Polynesia. According to local mythology, the blue shark used to be a favorite of the master of the underwater world. So, the waters here have them in abundance. For a unique experience, you can stay in any incredible bungalows over the water with The Conrad Bora Bora Nui. It also adds more fun with a Lagoon Safari Snorkeling experience which enables you to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the island. Be ready to swim with hammerhead, gray, white tip, black tip and lemon sharks on a full-day tour.

Cape Town-South Africa
Cape Town-South Africa

Known for frequent shark breaches, False Bay in Cape Town is where the animal appears as if they are explode out of the water. Well, it is practically a hunting technique. Watch for yourself with the African-Shark Eco-charter, offering morning Air-Jaws tours. It includes a 4.5-hour journey that begins at sunrise and encompasses 20 minutes of cage diving along the great whites, cruising along the coastline. However, the best time to see the breach is from June to August when you can see them above the water.

Cabo San Lucas-Mexico
Cabo San Lucas-Mexico

A wonderful destination In the bay of La Paz—which is a seaside town that take around 90 minutes from Cabo is where you can see the Sea of Cortez shaking hands with the Pacific Ocean. Here is when you will spot the sharks measuring up to 40 feet from August to May. You can plan an eight-hour exciting tour through Esperanza, which is a part of the Auberge Resorts Collection. Here you can enjoy a ride to La Paz on a guided tour to the famous feeding grounds. So, are you ready to swim alongside these gentle creatures?

Bay Islands-Honduras
Bay Islands-Honduras

Heading to Bay Islands in Honduras can reward you to witness the Whale Sharks, bearing distinctive yellow spots and stripes. It is the largest species of fish in existence and has a 4.5 feet wide mouth with a wide flat head. Being huge in size, they pose a little threat to humans. However, sometimes they can be docile to the divers. Like most of other sharks, these are also found in warm coastal areas. The Deep Blue Utila resort, in association with the Utila Whale Shark Research Project offering you a great PADI certified diving package that includes a private beach experience.

Tiger Beach-Bahamas
Tiger Beach-Bahamas

Travellers have heard enough of Bahamas but hardly have they known that the place offers exciting opportunities to swim with sharks. Believe it, you can swim with hammerheads, reef sharks and even whitetips from the Bimini Islands to Cat Island. However, the most adventurous one will be heading to Tiger Beach. It is thoughtfully named for the tiger sharks that roam around there. It would be interesting to know that these sharks can grow up to 16 feet long. They are considered as the most dangerous after great whites. Epic Diving, which is based on the west end of Grand Bahama, also runs day trips out to Tiger Beach and the best part is that you do not require a cage.

Oahu-Hawaii
Oahu-Hawaii

How about living your dream of witnessing as many as 40 species of sharks? Well, if this excites you, head to the ocean around Hawaii, the ultimate destination where you can witness reef whitetip, tiger sharks, scalloped hammerhead and many others. If you are venturing adjacent to the shore, you would get to see more because it is considered as a prime spot for shark watching. However, Turtle Bay Resort’s North Shore Shark Adventure enables you to see three to four miles out to sea. It offers a perfect opportunity to witness sharks in their natural habitat. The fun part is that Every Hawaiian Island houses its own shark god. According to legend; Oahu’s was Kamohoali’i, who was a man who could shapeshift into a shark.

Cocos Island-Costa Rica
Cocos Island-Costa Rica

It is little tricky to access the Cocos Island. You can only reach here to the South west of Costa Rica’s mainland by boarding on a liveaboard boat trip. However, the time commitment is absolutely worth it because Cocos Island Marine Park is the excellent spot for diving with hammerhead sharks. Catch the sight of Bajo Alcyone, which is an underwater seamount. It is where most converge, particularly from June to December. You can also witness the whitetip reef, silky, guitar, Galapagos, tiger and silvertip sharks at one of undersea Hunter’s multi-day diving expeditions. This epic dive adds more fun to the thrill seeking divers.

South Ari Atoll-Maldives
South Ari Atoll-Maldives

If you make you way out in the Indian Ocean, you will find the isolated Maldives. It pretty much stands still from everything only except the 26 varied species of shark which call it home. But if you go to the South Ari Atoll—which lies at just 40 minutes away by seaplane from One&Only Reethi Rah, you get to swim with whale sharks. However, you can also reach there by taking a speedboat which requires a couple of hours and you can have the best shark adventure experience. Further, few properties also offer you spot sharks at Voshimas, which is a small reef to the south of the resort.

Cape Cod-Massachusetts
Cape Cod-Massachusetts

The infamous setting for Jaws, Massachusetts, is a great place to enjoy a wonderful shark diving. It presents a great site of quaint villages, lighthouses, seafood shacks, ponds and ocean beaches. This hook-shaped peninsula is a great summertime destination for travellers. The coast here has been appealing great whites up to 17 feet long for past many years. Plan a visit here from June through October because then you can catch the New England’s slice of the Atlantic Ocean which is a meeting spot for blue sharks, threshers, make and basking sharks, too. Besides, with Cape Cod Shark Adventures, you can get up a personal experience with these underwater hunters in a two-person cage or with just a snorkel.

Lemon Shark-Moorea
Lemon Shark-Moorea

If there is any most studied shark in history, it is the Lemon Shark. They are found at Tahiti’s sister island in Moorea, which is known as the Lemon Shark Diving capital of the world. Unlike most of their shark kin, they are known for handling captivity better than any observable species. They were named after their distinctive light colored yellowish skin. These sharks grow to be about 11 feet long and weigh around 420 lbs. They have electro-receptors which assist them track prey. It is a kind of radar which senses the electric impulses that are emitted by all living things. Besides this tingly sense, these sharks have a secondary olfactory sense assisted by magnetic sensors in their nose that offset their poor vision.

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