When looking for bucket list ideas, swimming with sharks is one of the most popular. Not many people get the opportunity, but it is one of the most thrilling and exciting types of vacations you will ever take. Here’s a look at the best shark diving locations that you need to consider for your vacation.
See the Tiger Sharks in Hawaii
Each part of the world has its own family of sharks. Around Hawaii, you’ll meet the tiger sharks, a solitary hunter that prefers the night. Some people refer to the tiger shark as a sea tiger, and it is certainly distinctive with its striped features and aggressive nature. The tiger shark is a breed that is dying out, due to hunting, so you want to make sure you go shark diving with the right company to avoid missing out.
Because of the aggressive nature of the tiger sharks, you will remain in a cage the whole time. This is for your own safety!
Visit Fiji for the Bull Sharks
Fiji is the home of a number of shark species. You may spot some tiger sharks while vacationing here, but the bull sharks are the most popular. Of course, the bull sharks are also the most dangerous and will attack for seemingly no reason at all. The bull shark was the inspiration for Jaws!
Bull sharks have been known to swim up the Mississippi River, but sticking to Fiji will give you the full vacation aspect – after all, there are so many other things to do! This is also the home of some of the most experienced shark divers, creating an amazing experience when swimming with sharks. Take a trip to Beqa Lagoon. Not only will you see bull sharks, but other species and other types of sea creatures.
See the Slender Whitetips in Australia
A swimming with sharks vacation would be nothing without a trip to Australia. This is one of the best locations for any type of scuba diving, as there are just so many beautiful and exotic creatures. The whitetip reef sharks have made a home within the Indo-Pacific waters, and are easy to spot thanks to their slender shape and irregular and distinctive swim pattern.
The Great Barrier Reef is the place to go for these creatures. In fact, this is one of the best shark diving experiences ever and you’ll get to visit one of the natural world’s seven wonders!
It would also be worth a trip to Fish Rock Cave on the east coast. The grey nurse shark is the most popular type of shark here, but there are creatures to see throughout the year. Make sure you go with a qualified diver to ensure your safety, as the waters here are strong.
Go to Scotland for the Basking Shark
Who would have thought that Scotland could be home of sharks? This is an area known for its cold, windy weather and haggis! Well, it’s also the home of the basking shark, which is easily spotted due to the lack of politeness when it comes to eating (it always has its mouth open).
The basking shark is the second largest species in the world, growing to more than 35ft in length! While the mouth is 3ft wide, the teeth are tiny – but deadly! Rather than actually chew, the shark vacuums fish and other foods in and remains close to the surface where its favourite food lives. You can also find the basking sharks in Ireland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, but Oban, Scotland is the preferred home.
Add swimming with sharks to your bucket list. It’s an experience that you will never forget, wherever you visit.
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