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Diving with sharks in Beqa Lagoon
Just outside the town of Suva, there is a dive company, Aqua-Trek, that specializes in shark encounters: on any given day, an individual can dive over 20 meters along a striking reef and experience firsthand, up close and personal, no cage, up to eight different species of sharks, including reef sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and bull sharks. In addition, one may also see up to 300 different species of fish, fish of every size, shape, and color imaginable. The dive masters who run the company bring down garbage cans full of tuna trimmings, which effectively attract the various sharks, along with the rest of the fish that follow along the subsequent food chain. It is largely in part thanks to modern technology, mainly underwater cameras, these events can be documented, as even the most descriptive words still cannot bring the justice such an experience deserves. Underwater, nature is conducting a masterpiece. The current hums along, while fish of every color weave in and out of each other, dodging bigger fish, smaller fish, and of course, the sharks who come to feed. The Aqua-Trek staff, like most of the Fijian people, are incredibly friendly, cheerful, and very professional. In addition, Aqua-Trek has worked with the Fiji Government to protect the sharks and fish who come to feed by having the reef declared a Marine Protected Area. If you enjoy scuba diving and adventure, this is truly a one of a kind experience that cannot be missed while in Fiji!
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