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Shark Diving, The 7 Best Places To Enjoy This Amazing Experience

We know that sharks are popularly perceived by most people as intimidating beings. This is mainly due to the legendary films of Steven Spielberg. But nothing is further from the truth, expert shark photographers know that, with the right safety measures, diving with sharks is hardly risky. This is why, for any diver, diving face to face with a shark is an adrenaline rush and one of the most exciting experiences of their life. For this reason, we have prepared this article with 7 of the best places to dive with sharks.

 

 Shark diving in the Bahamas

 The Bahamas are one of the favorite pilgrimage spots for people who love to dive with sharks. The reason? More than 700 islands (such as Nassau, Grand Bahama or Great Inagua) teeming with tiger sharks, bull sharks, hammerhead sharks, nurse sharks and many more. But that’s not all, these islands offer everything a diver loves: colorful reefs, mysterious wrecks, intriguing caves and even blue holes. Without a doubt, the best way to visit these islands is through a liveaboard cruise, like the ones we offer at Dressel Divers Liveaboard Selects.

Shark diving in the Red Sea

In this sea, which is between Africa and Asia, you can see 1,250 species of fish, of which 10% (125) are only found in the Red Sea. In addition, you can dive among several hundred species of hard and soft corals. And who is guarding all this? Yes, you guessed it, sharks are king. Specifically, 12 species with which you can enjoy diving among sharks like never before. At Dressel Divers we offer liveaboard cruises in the Red Sea so that you can discover all these wonders for yourself without having to make landfall for many days.

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Shark diving in Mexico

 If we talk about diving with sharks in Mexico, we talk about a great variety of possibilities. For example, on the island of Guadalupe you can dive with the mighty white sharks. On Holbox Island you can snorkel with whale sharks. Did you know that these sharks are the largest in the world? You can discover this and many more curiosities in our complete guide on whale sharks.

But Mexico’s relationship with sharks does not end there. From November to March, you can dive with the incredible bull sharks in the Riviera Maya. Dressel Divers offers these excursions every Thursday and Saturday, during the aforementioned dates. In the event that you visit this part of Mexico outside of bull shark season, don’t worry, you will see nurse sharks very frequently. Who knows, they may calm you that knee pain that you have been suffering for a few days.

Shark diving in French Polynesia

French Polynesia was named the shark capital of the Pacific Ocean by Skin Diver magazine for good reason: here you will find all kinds of sharks such as the lemon shark, the gray shark, the black shark, the white shark or the hammerhead shark. Sounds amazing right? But it does not end here, in French Polynesia you can enjoy 118 paradisiacal islands with crystal clear waters and incredible marine life. For something it has been declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve.

I don’t know if sharks will read Skin Diver or keep up with UNESCO updates, but French Polynesia is certainly one of their favorite places to live. Do you have it in your bucket list? If so, you should know that the Dressel Divers Selects liveaboard cruise is the best option to visit these paradisiacal islands.

 

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Shark diving in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands, located in Ecuador, are not only Charles Darwin‘s natural paradise. These islands are considered one of the best diving destinations in the world, due to their lush and impressive marine life. Here you can dive with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapago sharks or silky sharks. In addition to spotting giant mantas, mobula mantas, eagle rays, sea turtles and huge schools of fish. This natural paradise, of course, is best enjoyed with a good liveaboard cruise, like this one we have chosen for you in our Liveaboard Selects.

 Shark diving in Jardines de la Reina

The Jardines de la Reina, in Cuba, is becoming one of the fashionable places to dive. In Pipín you can enjoy swimming with 30 species of sharks, among which the silky sharks, gray sharks, lemon sharks or reef sharks stand out. But they are not alone, in this area of ​​Cuba you can also dive with huge groupers and alligators.

Shark diving in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands, located in Ecuador, are not only Charles Darwin‘s natural paradise. These islands are considered one of the best diving destinations in the world, due to their lush and impressive marine life. Here you can dive with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapago sharks or silky sharks. In addition to spotting giant mantas, mobula mantas, eagle rays, sea turtles and huge schools of fish. This natural paradise, of course, is best enjoyed with a good liveaboard cruise, like this one we have chosen for you in our Liveaboard Selects.

 Shark diving in Jardines de la Reina

The Jardines de la Reina, in Cuba, is becoming one of the fashionable places to dive. In Pipín you can enjoy swimming with 30 species of sharks, among which the silky sharks, gray sharks, lemon sharks or reef sharks stand out. But they are not alone, in this area of ​​Cuba you can also dive with huge groupers and alligators.

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It is important to note that Jardines de la Reina has been protected by the Cuban government for many years. For this reason, it is normal for sharks to approach divers, attracted by their curiosity. Make sure you have your regulator in well, so you will not lose it from the excitement!

Shark Diving in Costa Rica

Coco Island, in Costa Rica, is one of the world’s favorite places for all those who want to dive with hammerhead sharks. Most of them are found in Bajo Alcyone, a 25-meter (82-foot) seamount that attracts huge groups of hammerhead sharks. In this area you can also enjoy numerous rays and tuna. For this reason, Isla de Cocos has been declared a World Heritage Site.

We have already presented our 7 favorite places to dive with sharks. But there are many more places to enjoy the more than 440 species of these wonderful animals. Tell us, what is your favorite place to dive with sharks?

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