Marine life holds an interesting collection, and people are finding more and more ways to get a close encounter with it. But some people are not satisfied with watching fish from a giant walk-in aquarium. They want to get wet themselves and swim with the magnificent creatures of the sea. There are various diving spots, depending on the risk you’re willing to take.
1. Dolphin Encounters. Dolphins have to be the safest out of all the big aquatic animals. Being a harmless creature, there are many marine parks in the world that allow close encounters with dolphins. There’s the famous Sea World in San Diego, Dolphin Cove in Florida, Dolphin Discovery in Mexico, Dolphin Quest in Bermuda in Hawaii and many more. Think of a tropical country and they’ll probably have dolphin diving spots. Though safe, dolphin encounters require some training and educational session first. Fly to Mexico for free and start your adventures!
2. Turtle Snorkeling. If you’re not up for dolphins, maybe turtles are a better choice. Hawaii is one of the places that offer great encounters with these cute green water critters. Like dolphins, these giants are harmless, making a safe and interesting encounter for tourists. Fly free to Hawaii and enjoy marine wildlife!
3. Swimming with Whale Sharks. The world’s biggest fish and biggest shark can be found in Philippine waters and can be easily viewed from December to May. Don’t fret about swimming with these creatures because its name is a big misnomer. It is actually not a whale, and though it’s a shark, it’s another gentle giant. Its size can be intimidating but it won’t bite!
4. Shark Expeditions. This time, I’m talking about real life-threatening sharks. Aquatica Charters in Los Angeles Harbor offers various ways to have a shark encounter. There are the caged dives where you can be in the same waters as the sharks, but you’ll be viewing them from a steel cage. Day and night, swimmer or sinker, you can take this aquatic tour. But if the thrill from a caged dive is not enough for you, you can get the Extreme Shark Expeditions where in you get to swim without the cage! There will be nothing between you and a fatal shark but water. This type of tour is obviously risky and thus requires expertise in diving and education about sharks. Whether it’s a caged or open water dive, LA will cater to your marine tour wants. Click here to fly free to Los Angeles! South Africa and the Carribean also offer these thrilling dives. Fly free to Bahamas and get a view of tiger sharks, hammerheads, lemonsharks and more!
Encounters with the marine wildlife can be intimidating and subliminal life experiences. It offers a different world of color and life. Just take note of whatever the tour guide says because these creatures deserve respect. Though some of these are harmless, there are some that enjoy solitude and do not want to be incessantly poked.