Advantages You are guaranteed to see Sharks and some big ones at that!
Disadvantages Cost. Its not cheap
|Is it worth visiting?|
Blue Planet is voted 10th best place in the world to dive with Sharks on the Discovery Channel.Getting there.
www.blueplanetaquarium.comDiving with the Sharks.
The dive marshal checked everything was ok, recorded our air supply and we were off. We were given the order of descent and I got in first followed by my husband and then the other 2 divers. Once settled on the bottom, we were given the final OK and then we were off. Ooops three taps, down on the knees, what's up? One of the Sand Tiger Sharks was taking an interest in our group. How cool was that??? Next were off to the first stopping point next to one of the tunnels. Here we could look at the spectators that were watching us AND the Sharks, better still WE could look around for the sharks. There's one big one slowly making its way towards us, no taps so time for some photos. One shark passes almost touching my husbands head. On our brief, we were told to look out for shark's teeth in the sand. They occasionally dropped out, so any we found we could keep. Our guide called us closer and gave us each a couple of teeth (no not his, the sharks!) The guide started to sprinkle the coarse sand and signalled for us to do the same.
Two taps and we were off towards the large display window, where our friends could video us. We slowly made our way to the next stopping place; you had to lean forward quite a bit as it made it easier. My husband was looking around and snapping different shots when the moments allowed when three taps were heard, I look forward as I dropped to my knees. There in front of us were a couple of sharks; we had to wait for them to move on before turning the corner and arriving at the window. We saw many different fish. We saw a Box Puffer Fish, Barracuda, Huge rays, bannerfish, Morays to name a few. All too soon we were being signalled to clamber back to the top. I just wanted to stay kneeling down on the bottom forever. I struggle back up to the surface with all my extra weight, strange not having to control your buoyancy on the ascent, this must be due to the extra weight being carried; thankfully there are steps to aid us otherwise I would never get out. Finally, back at the surface muster point, we are logged back in and a record of our air taken. Then it was back to the kitting area, a shower, and back to find our friends who had hopefully videoed it all. We were presented with a certificate stating that we had 'dived with the sharks';
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