7 Friendly Aquatic Animals You Can Swim With In The Oceans.

      Swimming in the ocean is enjoyable, but for a truly unforgettable experience, travel a little further out to sea and interact with some of nature's nicest aquatic critters. Under the ocean's depths, there are some aquatic animals you may swim with safely.

DolphinsDelphinus )

     Dolphins are among the most intelligent creatures in the world, which may explain why they seem so ready to engage in playful interactions with us when we join them in the water. They're friendly, non-violent, and will go out of their way to approach anyone they see in the water. They're a rambunctious group that has been known to dry hump everything that moves, so be careful.

Humpback Whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae )

            We're going to go ahead and suggest that you should proceed at your own risk with this one. Although humpback whales are gentle and do not consume humans, they are so enormous that they may run you over before you even realize you're there. There are lots of diving trips that let you get up and personal with these huge fellas if you're interested.

Tiger SharksGaleocerdo cuvier )

    Although you definitely wouldn't want to come face to face with a Great White without some protection, tiger sharks are rather amicable. They're known to be a touch too nosy at times, but a kindly shove will get them out of your personal space. Simply hand over your chum before they try to steal it from you without your permission.

Sea Turtles ( Chelonioidea )

        Sea turtles are critically endangered all around the planet, but if you're lucky, you might be able to volunteer for a rescue attempt that will help raise awareness about their predicament. They're quite safe to swim with, but it's best to restrict contact to a bare minimum so as not to disturb their natural surroundings. Join a volunteer trip and learn how you can help them flourish in the world.

Manta RaysManta )

    Manta rays sightings are common in Tobago and the Grand Turks. Throughout the year, these strange-looking animals congregate in both regions and aren't hesitant to come up close to the coast to say "hi." They don't have stingers like Sting Rays. You shouldn't touch them though because their protective membranes can peel off if they come into contact with humans. They have to be concerned about us, not the other way around, so be courteous and refrain from petting them.

Hammerhead Sharks ( Sphyrnidae )

   Although hammerhead sharks appear vicious, they are rarely violent and like approaching humans underwater. You won't damage them if you feed and stroke them. If you're interested in trying hammerhead diving, the Galapagos and Cocos Islands are two of the best places to go. Even though they are nice, they are still predators, so make sure you go down with a qualified instructor.

Jellyfish ( Scyphozoa )

  There is a location where you can swim among jellyfish without getting stung. Jellyfish Lake is located in Palau's Rock Islands and is properly named. The jellyfish in this area have lost their stingers over the previous 12,000 years, making it safe to take a plunge. You can get up and personal with them, but you shouldn't touch them since you could damage them. All you need is a snorkel and you're ready to go!

The last thing I need to say is always love the environment, and protect the animals whenever you can then will love you too...!

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