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Find Out Why You Need to Try Shark Diving in Florida

Added: Feb 24, 2018
Category: Things to Do

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The warm ocean water of Southern Florida is the ideal condition for certain species of sharks. If you’re looking to cross an exhilarating activity off your bucket list, you should sign up to go shark diving in Florida! Experienced guides will walk you through the tour, helping you into an underwater cage that will keep you safe.

If you’ve ever considered trying this thrilling activity, read our guide to shark diving in Florida! Then, let us help you cut your vacation planning time in half when you request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide. This handy travel planner has helped countless visitors plan their perfect Florida getaway. Inside the carefully curated handbook, you’ll find tons of local recommendations on the best things to do and see in the area. Get your copy today!

The Best Places to Go Shark Diving in Florida


Calypso Dive Charters

About an hour from Fort Lauderdale, Calypso Dive Charters is a premier company in the area that offers shark diving. If you’re not scuba certified, you can choose to embark on the Snorkeling with Sharks experience. Get up-close and personal with these fascinating marine creatures to learn how gentle they can be towards humans. Some common species you might see include lemon, nurse, sandbar, silky, and tiger sharks, as well as scalloped hammerheads and great hammerhead sharks.

Miami Shark Tours

If you’re staying in the Fort Lauderdale area, you should plan to take a day trip to Miami! Only a 45-minute drive south, Miami has a vibrant nightlife and food scene. While visiting the city, you should try shark diving with Miami Shark Tours. Leading some of the best shark diving in Florida, the company uses top-of-the-line cages that allow for 360-degree views. Head out on the ocean in one of the boats as your guides lead you to the best spot to view sharks. Then, you’ll be locked into an eight-foot-high cage that floats just below the surface of the water. The container is large enough to allow you clear visibility of the sharks while completely protecting you from any danger.

Pompano Dive Center

For those guests planning to stay in the Dania Beach area, you may be better suited to embark on this kind of excursion with the Pompano Dive Center. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, this facility offers a variety of dives. If you’re unsure about shark diving in Florida, you can consider one of their unique shipwreck dives. Sink below the surface to explore a number of shipwreck sites up-close. You can choose to embark on more technical dives if you’re working towards a scuba certification. Every so often, the Pompano Dive Center also offers a Shark Tagging dive, during which you can accompany divers as they attempt to tag sharks in the area to study the movements of these fascinating creatures.

Book a Stay with ValGal Vacation Rentals!

Shark diving in Florida is one of the most exciting excursions you can take during your vacation. After the exhilarating experience, you can come back to one of our comfortable and luxurious ValGal rentals. With locations in Dania Beach, Hollywood Beach, Pompano Beach, and more, we have tons of gorgeous properties for your selection.

The Blue Ocean Villa 2 is the perfect rental for large groups or multiple families traveling together. With room for up to 18 guests, this home in Pompano Beach includes a beautiful, updated kitchen and a large shared pool with a beachfront patio. From this location, you’ll have easy access to the beach as well as other popular areas nearby like Fort Lauderdale.

Browse our complete catalog of available properties to start planning your Floridian getaway today! We can’t wait to make your trip a memorable one.

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