Apparently lots of people are fascinated by sharks. Shark Week on Discovery Channel has been a great success for the past 24 years. Last year’s Shark Week brought in 30.8 million viewers. A Discovery rep says that the channel is stepping things up this year because “Shark Week” was frequently a trending topic on Twitter when it aired.
After watching sharks on television all week, if you should happen to find yourself inspired to see them in person, Discovery will give you the opportunity to have a shark experience of your own.
The network's adventure travel company Discovery Adventures offers four unique itineraries to the Galapagos Islands, where travelers will have the opportunity to see a variety of shark species –including Reef Sharks, Whale Sharks, and Hammerheads– in their natural environments.
I had my own up close and personal encounter with sand tiger sharks at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay, but it was nothing comparing to diving in the Galapagos Islands.
A world class dive destination, Galapagos is listed as one of the seven underwater wonders of the world! With 27 species including hammerheads and the enormous whale shark diving with sharks is why people come to dive in the Galapagos Islands.
I put "Visiting/Diving the Galapagos " on my Bucket List. Have you ever wanted to dive with sharks ?