It’s been more than a month since I went scuba diving. I loved it.
It’s unlike anything I’ve experienced. Asked if I would do it again, I would. But would I be brave enough to take it to the next level? Swimming with sharks? maybe.
Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself here, but if you only have one chance to do it, where are the best places in the world to swim with sharks? Here are the top three.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
It’s a great place to visit even if you aren’t swimming with sharks. It is often touted as the number one place to go for this activity because there are so many different species such as White Tip Reef, Shovel Nosed and Tiger sharks. There’s even an area called Shark Alley so there’s a good chance you’ll see something!
Donsol isn’t exactly a place for tourists. In fact, the only reason you might catch yourself in this place is if you: have friends or family living here; are passing through; or you’re here to swim with whale sharks. At peak times between February and May it’s reported that more than 40 Whale sharks that come to this town.
Coco Island, Costa Rica
Coco Island is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site because of the sheer beauty of the place. It too attracts many different types of sharks, but one in particular likes to swim here – the Hammerhead shark. But if you did suddenly get cold feet at the prospect of swimming with these creatures (and I wouldn’t blame you) there’s plenty of other sea life such as giant turtles, dolphins and a large array of colourful fish to see; so it won’t be a wasted trip.
Still not convinced? These people seem pretty happy that they did it!
Have you been swimming with sharks? Where did you do it? Tell me in the comments section below.