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Dive with Reef Sharks in the Grand Bahamas

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When I am not working my favourite dive is in Grand Bahamas with the Caribbean reef sharks. The dive operators here do hand feed the sharks which in some peoples view as controversial. But I believe that the diver’s positive experiences out weigh any possible negative effects of the sharks coming into close contact with food and people. Christina Zenato of UNEXSO divers has a remarkable relationship with these sharks. Often in situations where the food stimulus is strong the sharks will ignore it in preference to Christina’s touch! She can often be seen stroking the nose of large sharks as they relax lying in the lap. In no way are the animals restrained and they are free to swim away at any time which would strongly suggest that the shark is finding the experience pleasurable. Christina is as comfortable with these sharks as you are with your pet dog!


Written by  Michael Rutzen.

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If you're looking for something expensive to do for the weekend, this place is it. The shark and dolphin dives are fun if you've never been in the water with these animals before. The dives are very staged and safe. Worth the price. Other than these dives, the rest of the diving here was very boring. If you're an adventure traveler, you will probably be disappointed. Additionally, we found the local people to be rude and constantly trying to rip off the tourists by padding their bills with unmarked tips, errors, and the addition of items you did not order. I would not go back.

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