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Best Places To Swim With Sharks Around The World

By Rachel George

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Before I could even work up the nerve to try swimming with dolphins, someone decided to up the ante and swim with sharks. Between the Discovery Channel and films like Jaws, the world’s deadliest creature in the sea has now peaked the interest of travelers around the world.

Here are 9 places to satisfy your adrenaline rush and swim with sharks.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Now is the perfect time to visit the island waters that hosts the largest concentration of whale sharks in the world.

Gansbaai, South Africa

South Africa is definitely a top spot for travelers and shark lovers. Just picture the great white shark in the classic movie Jaws headed straight for you. Pretty intense.

Viti Levu, Fiji

Feed bull sharks with your bare hands in the Beqa Lagoon, home to seven additional various species of sharks. Divers are dropped near a feeding wall, where triggerfish and sharks gather to eat.

The whale shark, the largest fish in the sea.

Cocos Island, Costa Rica

The current is no joke, combined with the cold, clear blue water. Hammerheads, whitetip sharks, and manta rays are easily spotted at this remote location.


Guadalupe, Mexico

Known for their exceptional staff, Nautilus Liveaboards has a Shark ID program to cruise alongside the great whites and hammerheads at this volcanic island.

Rangiroa, French Polynesia

This popular honeymoon destination also has some of the most popular shark feeding trips. The Tiputa Pass is one of the world’s greatest shark dives, with whitetip and blacktip sharks.

Blacktip Sharks | Getty Images

Nassau, Bahamas

The Bahamas has one of the most exciting underwater experiences with Stuart Cove’s, which offers a private shark dive with you as a feeder and video footage of your experience. Prices may vary. Grand Lucayan has four species of sharks — lemon sharks, tiger sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and hammerheads.

New South Wales, Australia

Swim down under with the sharks, turtles, fish and blue groper at a 410-foot cave. South West Rocks Dive Center offers daily charters to the Fish Rock Cave.

Bodufolhudhoo, Maldives

For beginner and advanced divers, Atoll Scuba has daily tours with reef views and whitetip sharks. You can see sharks while snorkeling at a remote site or scuba dive into a pool of whale sharks.

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