Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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Kandy. The name couldn’t get any sweeter, unless you are Honey Rider: that is Ursula Andress of magnificent pair of legs emerging from Pacific singing

“Underneath the Mango tree” to the bewilderment of Bond, James Bond. Honey: What are you doing here, looking for shells? Bond: No, I’m just looking. Looking cannot get any better either: Kandy’s location over the river, Mango trees, the man-made lake right at the centre of the town, the surrounding hills, the nature reserve, the temple, the ambience, the royal history, botanical gardens, and cultural attractions around the city; everything about the town is beautiful. Look to the content of your heart & play. Golf too in the Mediterranean climate.

Central location

Medieval kingdom of Sri Lanka: 1469-1815 AD
Altitude: 500 meters above sea level surrounded by mountain ranges
Temperature: Jan/Apr 29/17 May/Aug 29/21 Sept/Dec 28/18 Centigrade
Distance from Colombo: 116 km
Transportation: by road, by railway, by air
Geographical location: in the central highlands of the island
Climate: Mediterearin
Other names: Mahanuwara that means “Great City” in Sinhalese
Original Name: the city was known as Senkadagala pura after a hermit named Senkada who lived there
Importance of the city: focal point of Sri Lankan Culture
Central cultural attraction: The Sacred Temple of the Tooth
Centre of the town: the man-made lake
Cultural attractions: numerous medieval Buddhist temples in & around the city
Nature: Knuckles Range, Udawattekele Bird Sanctuary

Arrival
We travel form Colombo, capital of the island to west, to the interior of the country to reach Kandy, the gateway to the Central highlands.

Green hills surrounding the city
Situated amidst rings of precipitous green hills at the heart of the island, Kandy is the proud & last bastion of an independent Sinhalese tradition which preserved its freedom through two & half centuries of assaults by Portuguese & Dutch.

The town
The town centre, close to Kandy picturesque lake set in a bowl of hills, is a delightful jumble of old shops, antique & gemstone shops, a bustling market & fine selection of hotels, guesthouses & restaurants.

Aristocratic air
Kandy is also home to the country’s most important religious shrine, the Sacred Temple of the Tooth. Still more it is home to the most exuberant religious festival in Asia, the Kandy Esala Perahera pagea

nt in July. The city enhanced by its scenic highland setting is looped by River Mahaweli. The atmosphere & pleasantly temperate climate coupled with distinctive cultural heritage apparent-in its music, dance & architecture bring about an aristocratic air to the city.

The Transportation hub in the centre of the island
Kandy is not only the centre of culture but also the transportation hub to all four directions of the island. To the north is ancient kingdoms Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa, to the south is central highlands – Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains National Park, to east is Mahiyangana (modern irrigation site, cultural attraction), Badulla (tea plantations, cultural attractions), Monargala, Gal Oya National Park (wild elephants) and Batticaloa & Arugam Bay (beach & surf of international standing)

The beautiful countryside around Kandy is home to a wealth of varied attractions. Most visitors head straight for the world famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage & the beautiful Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, while the region’s cultural legacy can be traced in the various beautiful temples, dating from the heyday of the Kandyan kingdom, which dot the countryside.

Knuckles Range
If you really want to get away from all the king’s culture & king’s men, there there is wilderness. The rugged Knuckles Range (within the Central Massif), just east of Kandy, is the hill country’s last great wilderness area & a wonderful location for trekking, cycling & bird spotting. The highest peak in the Knuckles Range (KR) is 1904 m. In certain parts of Knuckles Range, within the Knuckles Conservation Forest, the natural vegetation occurs as a pygmy forest with trees just over waist high.

Knuckles Range (KR) was recommended for the tentative listing of World Heritage Sites (WHS) to United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Sri Lanka on 20th March 2006.

Victoria Golf Club, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Year round golf in a cool, sunny climate 1500 ft above sea level

“Some golf courses have a splendid undulating terrain over which the holes are routed. Some golf courses have a scenic backdrop of hills & lakes which excite the senses. However, the Victoria Golf Course is blessed with both attributes.” Donald Steel

Victoria Golf Club is 40m drive from Kandy via Kundasale, Digana & Teldeniya. The 18-hole championship golf course set in a 517-acre site by the Victoria reservoir was designed to USPGA specification by golf architect Donald Steel. Stately trees & avenues of coconut palms lend the course an air of maturity although it was established only in 1999. Impressive natural outcrops of rocks are a distinctive feature as well as a hazard of the course. The club house consists of changing rooms, showers, food service & golf shop

At the same location there are bird watching and nature trails, bike riding, horse riding, canoeing & croquet.

Most Expensive Luxury Interiors

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Walk in Cigar Humidor

Swiss manufacturer Michel Perrenoud, S.A. have developed a compact walk in cigar humidor. Originally designed for hotels and cigar bars, but easily adaptable for a private residence. The first installation was in the Lausanne Palace hotel. The modular walk-in interior has complete humidity control and will hold up to 10,000 cigars.

Price – a bargain at just $83,000 – plus shipping and installation.

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Coffee Table by David Lloyd Thompson

David Lloyd Thompson creates one-of-a-kind coffee tables, amongst other furniture art and his tagline is “expect the very best.” No question they are unique.

Price – this particular table is cast in epoxy with 20 coats of finish with Mono-printed oil on canvas laminated on the table base and top panel – $50,000

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Glass fireplace by Bloch Design
Bloch design make custom glass fireplaces and contemporary furniture made from a variety of materials including tinted or colorless glass and with over 3200 different colors of metal along with Brass, steel, stainless steel, titanium, corten, stone, granite, marbles, corian, seashells and wood. Gas or wood burning options.

Price – From $20,000 upwards depending on specifications.

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Digital Picture Frame by Hyundai

Of course, there are digital picture frames, and there are digital picture frames. This particular model by Korean manufacturer Hyundai could more appropriately be called a room divider and features a crane flying between panels.

Price – an estimated $70,000

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Panic Room

For the rich and scared, GMS UK install panic rooms constructed with reinforced steel sheeting, eight-inch concrete walls and only one opening with a steel door and special locking systems, equipped with a video monitor, separate telephone line or mobile phone, communication system, fresh air supply and heating, first aid kit, fire extinguishers and alarm keypad all powered by a small generator and emergency lighting in the event of disconnection of power supply and many more.

Price – varies as specifications vary so widely

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Hi-Fi system

No self respecting luxury home would be without a decent Hi-Fi system. Kharma will be happy to fulfill your needs. Amongst other products, Kharma sell possibly the most expensive speakers ever built.

Price – $1,000,000

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Bathroom

Limestone gallery in London offer bespoke bathrooms and other interior décor made from a variety of natural materials. This particular bathroom features a solid Ivory Stone bathtub carved from a single piece of stone. Possibly the most exceptional bathroom fittings ever made.
Price – this one is at the lower end of their range and sells for around $70,000 for the entire bathroom. A single bath tub can cost as much as $140,000 – just for the bath tub.

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Toilet

This Swarovski crystal studded toilet is certainly an eye catcher. Designed by Jemal Wright, this is from the “Isis” range of bathroom fittings and is either fully or partially handset with Swarovski crystals – “the epitome of bathroom couture,” according to the designer.

Price – $75,000

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Kitchens

Another Swarovski crystal studded appliance – this time – a fridge. Perhaps a little more taste and a little less “couture,” with this one – and, not entirely covered in crystals. Available in limited numbers from Harrods of London.

Price – $20,000

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Barbeque

BeefEater offer a modular approach to BBQs, with possibly the most expensive barbeque in the world. According to the website, the Ivis outdoor kitchen centre is the ultimate in outdoor entertaining.

Price – around $50,000

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Home Theater System
Of course, like the digital photo frames, there are Home Theater systems and there are Home Theater Systems. This particular model is offered by Frankentek and comes in as one of the most expensive home theater systems.

Once you have your sound card up and rolling you can pair that with some of the best Home Theater systems for rocking sound.

Price – around $800,000 depending on specifications

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Designer Washing Machine

This Samsung washing machine has apparently been styled by a Korean fashion designer – Andre Kim. Far be it for me to cast aspersio

ns, but it’s fair to say, Mr. Kim designs a better wedding gown than he does washing machine. And would you really want this level of “luxury,” in the laundry room – very nice gold

Washing Macine price – $unknown

Pak Occupied-Kashmir

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This was part a of India but now occupied by Pakistan
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This beautiful scenery is from POK, its really heaven on Earth, check out the other pictures of Pakistan occupied Kashmir after the jump !

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Dudipatsar lake is still hidden from the tourist attraction. This extremely beautiful lake is located in Kaghan Valley

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This is Mingora,Swat Valley,Pakistan

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This beautiful lake is karumbar. its located in the hindukush mountains of Pakistan.

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Ushu nad Utror valleys of Swat.

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A Hidden Lake Karumbar in Pakistan.

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Another Beautiful meadows in Pakistan

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The Beautiful Dudipatsar lake.

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View of Shangrilla resorts & Lake.

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The picture of deosai one of the highest plateau in the world.

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another place of Lalazar

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On the way back from Dudipatsar Lake

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This is shogran, POK .

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View of Bureth Lake in POK .

Beautiful Animals Collected for the day

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classic animals shots 5 Beautiful Animals Collected for the dayA Collection of animals, birds and some inserts these are wonderful, you will see some of 56 pictures of amazing animals after the jump !
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Dorset Naga – The world’s hottest chilli pepper

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The world’s hottest chilli pepper, the Dorset Naga, will be available in 10g sachets containing up to three tiny fruits, at a price of 89p.
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Red hot: The notorious Dorset Naga, which is being launched across the UK by Tesco

The Dorset Chilli is something only absolute connoisseurs of very hot food and those with asbestos-lined stomachs should even consider trying.

However, that said, there are an increasing number of chilli heads as they are officially known, that not only savour but endorse these tiny vegetables as being beneficial in helping sweat out the bodys toxins.

We trialled them in our test kitchens and even the hardest blokes in our team were brought to their knees.

Anyone brave enough to try the Dorset Chilli will definitely be yelling “Ooh argh”

The tiny ingredient was recently used to make the worlds hottest curry, a Bollywood Burner in a London restaurant.

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In the past we used to primarily stock chilli peppers in areas where there was a large Afro-Caribbean or Asian community but nowadays we sell them in stores right across Britain.The Dorset Naga will be sold in 10g sachets which contain up to three chillis.

They cost 89p per sachet.

Huge Mountains Around The World

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Fog obscures the summit of Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu, a 13,455-foot (4,101-meter) peak in northwestern East Malaysia. Formerly known as St. Peter’s Mount, Kinabalu is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago.

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A delicate necklace of snow melts from the summit of Tanzania’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Global warming is changing the face of mountains worldwide, eliminating snowcapped peaks and giving birth to surging melt-fed rivers.

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The snow-mantled rock face of the colossal Mont Blanc Massif, located between France and Italy, dwarfs a pale twilight moonrise in the background. At 15,771 feet (4,807 meters), Mont Blanc is the highest peak in the Alps and a frequent point of contention between the two countries. Each alternately claims it as its own.

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Clouds encircle the summit of Nanga Parbat, a steep-walled mountain in the western Himalaya. At 26,660 feet (8,126 meters) high, Nanga Parbat, which means “naked mountain” in Sanskrit, is the ninth-highest mountain in the world.

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A rising sun illuminates the snow-shrouded peak of Mount Everest. Everest’s summit, at 29,035 feet (8,850 meters), is the highest point on Earth. Thirty of the world’s highest mountains are in the Himalaya range.

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Second only to Mount Everest in height, K2 attracts hordes of climbers intent on conquering the 28,251-foot (8,611-meter) peak in the Himalaya. Also called Mount Godwin Austen, Dapsang, and Chogori, K2 is part of the Himalaya’s Karakoram Range.

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At 14,494 feet (4,418 meters) above sea level, California’s Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Whitney is part of the Sierra Nevada, a fault-block mountain range formed when shifting tectonic plates led to the cracking and faulting of the Earth’s surface.

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Birdies have fought

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World Animal Day – Hi-Def Pics

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World Animal Day 1 World Animal Day   Hi Def Pics“World Animal Day was observed earlier this month – on October 4th. Started in Florence Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists, World Animal Day has since expanded its focus from its original intent, which was to bring attention to endangered or threatened species. The day is now set aside as a time to reflect on all of the animals we share this world with, and our involvement with them – and to spur action to commemorate that respectful relationship. Half the world’s mammals are declining in population and more than a third are probably threatened with extinction, according to an update of of the Red List (an inventory of biodiversity issued by the IUCN), released on October 6, 2008. Below is a collection of recent photos of animals around the world.”

Above, Green Sea Turtles in the waters of Bora Bora, Tahiti. The gender of sea turtle eggs are determined by temperature, which means global warming would upset the natural gender balance. (Michele Westmorland)
World Animal Day 2 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsA grizzly bear looks on at St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec September 24, 2008. Parks Canada estimates that up to 20,000 grizzly bears remain in western Alberta, the Yukon and Northwest Territories and British Columbia. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada lists grizzly bear as a “Special Concern”. (REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger)
World Animal Day 3 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsA blacktip shark is seen in this undated handout image released on October 10, 2008. Scientists using DNA testing have confirmed the second-known instance of “virgin birth” in a shark – a female of this species named Tidbit that produced a baby without a male shark. The shark died after being removed from the tank at a Virginia aquarium for a veterinary examination, and a subsequent necropsy revealed that Tidbit was carrying a fully developed shark pup nearly ready to be born. Virgin birth, known scientifically as parthenogenesis, also has been documented in Komodo dragons, snakes, birds, bony fish and amphibians. (REUTERS/Matthew D. Potenski)
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World Animal Day 5 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsIn this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a Chilean pink flamingo preens its feathers at the Bronx Zoo in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. (AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)
World Animal Day 6 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsA giant kangaroo rat is seen in this undated photo provided by the Nature Conservancy. When the San Joaquin Valley was an arid grassy plain, giant kangaroo rats were the seed-hording gardeners that helped propagate native plants. Now scientists are turning to satellite technology to determine how climate change and rainfall patterns are affecting the endangered species’ remaining habitat. (AP Photo/University of California, Berkeley, John Roser)
World Animal Day 7 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsIndah, a three week old Malayan tapir chews on a twig during her first photocall at Edinburgh zoo, Scotland October 16, 2008. Malayan tapirs, which are an endangered species, are hoofed animals related to rhinos and horses and are found in the forests of Malaysia, Thailand, Burma and Sumatra. (REUTERS/David Moir)
World Animal Day 8 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsPolar bear cub “Wilbaer”, left, plays with his mother Corinna in the outdoor enclosure at Stuttgart Zoo, Southern Germany, on Tuesday June 10, 2008. (AP Photo/Daniel Maurer)
World Animal Day 9 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsNarwhals seen along the floe edge in Arctic Bay, Canada. The whales are pushing under the ice to feed on cod. They come up in seal holes and rotten ice in order to catch a breath. This undated photo is part of an exhibit titled “Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World,” recently shown at the Peerless building in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. (Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Image Collection)
World Animal Day 10 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsThis undated handout picture shows a Common Kingfisher with a fish in his beak. Germany’s environmental protection organisations NABU (Naturschutzbund) and LBV (Landesbund fuer Vogelschutz) announced on October 10, 2008 that they had nominated the Common Kingfisher as “Bird of the Year 2009″. (MANFRED DELPHO/AFP/Getty Images)
World Animal Day 11 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsAmur tigers Sasha (L) and Yuri, recently transferred from Edinburgh Zoo, fight over food in their new enclosure at The Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie, near Aviemore in Scotland on October 6, 2008. With only 500 Amur tigers remaining in the wild around the Amur river valley in the far east of Russia, it is hoped that the pair will continue to contribute to

the worldwide breeding programme from their new home in the Scottish Highlands. (REUTERS/David Moir)
World Animal Day 12 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsIn this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a blue poison dart frog is perched on a rock at the Bronx Zoo, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 in New York. The frog’s blue color serves and an indicator to other species that its secretions are toxic. (AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)
World Animal Day 13 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsA baby Orangutan named Isalie is seen in her enclosure, beign held by her mother, Siti in the Munich Zoo on October 7, 2008. Isalie was born in the zoo in Hellabrunn on July 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Christof Stache)
World Animal Day 14 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsA lion cub named Mandisa (left), watches her brother Masamba chew on a limb as the two play at the NEW Zoo on Thursday. Oct. 9, 2008 in Suamico, Wisconsin. The pair were born on July 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Green Bay Press-Gazette, Corey Wilson)
World Animal Day 15 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsIn this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a Victoria crowned pigeon is seen at the Bronx Zoo in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. (AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)
World Animal Day 16 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsEmperor Penguins are seen in an undated photograph from an exhibit titled “Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World,” recently shown at the Peerless building in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Warmer temperatures in Antarctica are causing declines in krill, one of the penguin’s main food source. (Kevin Schaffer)
World Animal Day 17 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsKeyah, a baby white rhino born on October 10, 2008 and weighing 30kg, stands by its mother on October 15, 2008 at the Cerza zoo in Hermival-les-Vaux, France. The birth in captivity of white rhinos are very rare, one to two per year in Europe. (MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)
World Animal Day 18 World Animal Day   Hi Def PicsMoyo, a 3-year-old male cheetah from South Africa, chases a lure during the Cheetah Dash event at the Animal Ark in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Animal Ark runs the cheetahs regularly to keep them in good health. (AP Photo/Nevada Appeal, Kevin Clifford)

18 Of The Best Places To Swim With Sharks

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Anyone who has seen Jaws knows that the first thing that you’re supposed to do when you see a shark in the water is get to the safety of land. Even those who haven’t seen the movie would instinctually know to get away from a shark that they encountered in the ocean. But some people do everything in their power to fight their human instincts in order to experience incredible events that the rest of the human population hasn’t had the opportunity to experience. Swimming with sharks is one of those experiences. Most of us wouldn’t do it but a small (and growing) population of travellers have taken a strong interest in finding the most beautiful waters in the world to test the fates by swimming with sharks. Here’s where they’re doing it.
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Bahamas, Caribbean

Bahamas: If you want to encounter more than just one type of shark, the Bahamas is your place to do it because it’s got the best diversity of any other shark diving location. Sharks here range from the Great White down to the smallest runts in the shark litter. You’ll be swimming cage free on the tours that are given here; just wait for the tour guide to toss some bait into the water and then join the sharks for their food fest. Try not to get mistaken for the meal! West End, Grand Bahama is a favourite place for many people who are seeking to swim with Tiger Sharks but the tours in that area do require cages.
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Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Cocos Island: Costa Rica is a terrific destination even if you’re not going to swim with sharks but it’s also top-rated for that specific adventure activity. The favourite animal that you can swim with in these waters is the unique hammerhead shark. In addition to the pleasure of that, you’ll be swimming in and around waterfalls. Cocos Island is renowned as one of the best shark diving locations in the world!
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False Bay, South Africa

False Bay: This is a relatively new place for shark diving and one that regular divers have taken a strong interest in. It’s preferred by experienced divers because it tends to get less crowded with tourists than some of the other nearby popular diving spots. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see here, though; Great White sharks abound in the area ready to satiate your need to see them feed.
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Farallon Islands, United States

Farallon Islands: People who live in or are visiting San Francisco might find themselves itching for even more adventure than the city itself can offer. A boat out to the Farallon Islands to swim with the Great White Sharks might do the trick. It is said that the Great Whites here are some of the largest in the world. The trip here is different from many because there is a focus on preserving the nature of the area. Whereas other tours will throw food in the water (called chum) to get the sharks to feed, the goal here is actually to watch the sharks feed naturally on the seals of the area. Now that’s some animal adventure up close!
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Florida, United States

Florida: Every year there are headlines about shark attacks somewhere off the coast of Florida and parents urge their kids to be vigilant in the water. And every year, a set of stubborn folks challenges those parents’ fears and dive into the water to swim with the sharks. There are multiple places throughout Florida where you can enjoy guided tours for the local shark population.
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Galapagos Islands, Pacific Ocean

Galapagos Islands: People head to these South American islands to enjoy a luxurious holiday. Most of them go no further than to wade in the waters by the shore and to observe the iguanas and turtles that can be found on the beach. However, a few brave people will go out in the water with a guide and find some sharks to swim around with.
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Gansbaai, South Africa

Gansbaai: Head out into the water and keep an eye out for the seals that are hanging around the island shores here. They’re the bait for a swarm of great white sharks in this part of the world that shark swimming travellers regularly trek to enjoy. The area is called The World’s Great White Shark Capital because it’s got the densest population of these babies out of anywhere in the world. The part of the water that you’ll be swimming in is known as Shark Alley; it’s one alley you don’t want to meet a stranger in! It’s dangerous enough that you’ll have to swim inside of a cage if you’re going to try out this adventure.
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Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef: There aren’t too many places in the world that are better known for the beauty of their coastline than Australia. If you get the chance to travel to the amazing Great Barrier Reef, challenge yourself to dive into that water with the sharks that love the location as much as you will.

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Hin Mu Sang, Thailand

Hin Mu Sang: This is a place where experienced SCUBA divers can go to get away from the guided shark tours into waters where it’s fairly safe to swim with sharks. The sharks that you’ll find here are mostly leopard sharks.
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Maldives, Indian Ocean

Maldives: Located off of the coast of India, this is a part of the world that not a lot of travellers take the opportunity to see. Those who do will find that the resorts here offer unique activities including the possibility of a shark swim. It is said to be one of the safer places to swim with sharks and is favoured by people who want to take their children on the expedition.
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Isla Guadalupe, Mexico

Isla Guadalupe: This is one of the most beautiful places in the world to go shark diving. A pristine island off of the coast of Mexico, this area is unpolluted in comparison with other spots located nearby. The water is warm, the sunshine sparkles against it and you’ll feel like you’ve drifted away to paradise – until you see those Great White teeth coming at you that is!
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Neptune Islands, South Australia

Neptune Islands: When shark diving first became popular, this was one of the only places that you could go to see a Great White Shark. Of course, what happens when man comes into the wildlife is that the wildlife disappears. For some time, there weren’t sharks to be seen here. However, they’ve recently been spotted in the area again and many divers are excited about going back to swim with these magnificently terrifying animals.
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Ningaloo Reef, Australia

Ningaloo Reef: This is a terrific place to go to swim with whale sharks and there’s a good reason that you might want to trek halfway around the world to do that; whale sharks are humongous animals like the Great White but they’re relatively laidback and lack the dangerous traits of most other sharks. That’s not to say it’s particularly ’safe’ to swim with them but it’s safer than in most places!
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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea: Those people who are looking to swim with sharks in one of the most remote locations possible will want to try to snag a tour with a guide in Papua New Guinea. The Tufi Reef here is an impressive sight to behold and it’s a place where smaller sharks are drawn to find their food.
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Point Judith, United States

Point Judith: There’s a type of shark called the blue shark that not many people get to see because it’s a migrating animal that doesn’t hang out in any one place for too long. However, there’s a time of the year when a group of these fairly frightening creatures is treading water in the Rhode Island area. Brave New Englanders can join them in the water to get a glimpse. Be forewarned: if the sharks don’t get you, there’s a good chance the cold Rhode Island water might!
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Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh: This resort (also featured in our list of best diving sites) is known for being a terrific place to go deep sea diving. There are all sorts of interesting creatures to see under the water here so you’ll be entertained throughout the time that you’re diving in the area. Of course, it’s the sharks that you’re really there to see and they’ll certainly accommodate you.
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Southern California, United States

Southern California: This is one of the best places in the world for the new, casual shark diver. This is the person who travels moderately but not extensively and just wants to shake up his or her world a little bit. You’ll take a cruise boat out into the water, usually in the San Diego area, and then you’ll get to where the sharks are and do your diving. When not diving, you can enjoy the amenities of the ship. It’s about as relaxing as a shark dive can possibly be.
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Underwater World, Singapore

Underwater World: For those people who just can’t wrap their minds around the idea of going out into the ocean and jumping in to the water with sharks, there are more controlled situations in which it is possible to go shark swimming. The best of these is Underwater World, an oceanarium on an island off of the coast of Singapore where visitors can get an education in marine life while safely swimming with the sharks.