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Adventurous diving with sharks

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Diving with sharks is certainly dangerous and risky but will be an experience to remember forever. And no matter you are a beginner or a professional, it’s necessary to get a lot of information on how sharks behave while encountering people, what they can do, how they can react and most of all what to do in case of emergency.

Today’s post is about a girl, Katie, who has made up her mind to indulge in an extreme adventure and swim with sharks without a cage at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. And this is the part of the aquarium’s guest diving program.

Many years ago only very well trained and skilled volunteers could participate in underwater exhibits. And now, nearly 150 volunteers maintain the health of the exhibit by maintaining the water quality through vacuuming, through windows, cleaning the acrylic so that people going through the aquarium can easily see. The good news is that guests don’t have to become volunteer; they are just invited to swim here.

“We want to share this amazing environment with as many people as we can, so that they can learn to appreciate and help conserve the natural environment,” said Hodges.

Many people consider this a dangerous experience, but at the same time agree that it’s truly fascinating to see such gigantic animals as sharks very close to you. So, if you are one of those people wishing to interact with sharks, this is a ‘must’ opportunity not to be missed.

People are allowed to go very close to the sharks, even touch them but one thing they must remember is that they should not to be afraid of these enormous marine creatures as they feel the fear and can react to it.

So, let’s wish good luck to these brave people, who trust sharks enough to swim with them: )

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