Cocos Island:Cocos Island is famous for sure encounters with large schools of Hammerheads.
Galápagos:Another reliable spot to find hammerheads all year round in large numbers is this beautiful island group in the middle of the Pacific.
Layang Layang: Not well known, this small island in the China Sea offers great hammerhead diving and a very exotic destination!
Marvel at a Hammerhead
Hawaii: As dusks fades, huge mantas gather off the Ko Surf Hotel to feed on plankton, setting the stage for a world-class night dive for passengers
on the Kona Agressor II.
Yap: Divers can enjoy manta rays encounters here throughout the year. The water is likely to be clearest on incoming tides, which is also
when most of the mantas show up. See our Yap
Fly with the Manta Rays
South Africa:If cage diving with Sharks is your thing, you will find it in South Africa for sure!
Southern Australia: Down Under has some pretty good shark cage diving as well.
Southern California: Cage diving is offered in San Diego
Up close and personal
Bahamas: Stella Maris resort on Long Island, Bahamas, pioneered shark feedings with scuba divers. Its example has since been followed by many other resorts in the world.
French Polynesia: When you think of French Polynesia you think of fish but not just any fish but sharks. One of the best
places in French Polynesia if not the World to swim with schools of sharks is Manihi.
Cayman Islands: Perhaps the Cayman Islands' most famous attraction, Stingray City and the nearby shallows known as Sandbar provide the only natural opportunity in the world to swim with more than two dozen "tame" Atlantic Southern Stingrays which seem to enjoy the company of humans.
Frolick with the Stingrays
|Seal & Sea Lions|
California: Go dive the Channel Islands in California and you might be lucky, a seal or some sea lions might just come to play!
Galápagos: Friendly seals in the enchanting water of the Galápagos,
who have not learned to be afraid of human being, yet....
Play with a Seal
Sipadan:There are always dozens of turtles to be found on every single dive in this little paradise island of Sipadan.
Hawaii: Turtle House off the shore of the island of Maui offers guaranteed encounters with the green sea turtles. Tropical
Divers on Maui can take you there.
Photograph a turtle
Around the World: Dolphin Quest has "swim with the dolphins" programs in Hawaii, Bermuda and Tahiti!
Bahamas: Combine diving in the Bahamas with a dolphin encounter with Dreamteam. For natural encounters try the western edge of the Little Bahama Bank, north of West End on Grand Bahama.
Red Sea: Swim with the dolphin in Nuweba, an hour North Dahab in the Red Sea.
Or visit Dolphin House Reef beyond the ancient harbour of El Quesir in southern Egyptat Nakari Village
Brazil:Discover the dolphins in Fernando de Noronha's National park which serves as a breeding area for spinner dolphins.
Swim with dolphin
Around the World:Throughout the world there are four types of manatees that are known. Amazonian Manatee: Trichechus inunguis.
Lives in the hunted waters of the Amazon in South America. West African Manatee: Trichechus senegalensis. Lives on the west coast
of Africa. A very similar animal to the West Indian is the West Indian Manatee: Trichechus manatus. Lives in the southeastern United States. Of the same species is the Antillean Manatee (Trichechus
manatus latirosis) which lives in and around the coastal waterways of Central America. Dugong: Dugong dugong. Lives in the Indo-Pacific
region of the world.
Florida: Manatees do not live in oceans and large seas. They love to stay in warm rivers and streams in Florida. They can live in fresh, brackish, or salt waters. These areas of
Florida are the perfect shelters from the extreme cold, and provide them with safe breeding and raising grounds.
Frolick with a Manatee
Dive Global has very mixed feelings on the "commercialized" practice of encounters between dolphins and humans. Some of these
centers keep their dolphins in deplorable conditions without any respect for their long term health and happiness. Remember, just
because it looks like the dolphin is smiling, it doesn't mean he/she is. Mexico is particularly notorious for dolphin abuse. We'd like
to hereby urge you not to "sponsor" these centers with your visits. Click here for a list.|| || |