20 Places You Should Never Ever Swim

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Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

In Beaa Lagoon, eight species of shark prowl and danger is always present. Local people have been swimming with predators here for more than 3,000 years, worshipping the shark god, Dukuwaqa, in order to avoid being attacked. Thinking about taking a dip? Be sure to say your prayers first.

Make no mistake about it: with tiger sharks and bull sharks amongst the species patrolling the waters around Viti Levu, swimming here is a hazardous undertaking. Like to reduce the risks?

Be sure to engage the local shark wranglers, who will distract the sharks with food whilst you watch from behind an underwater wall. To see sharks up close and personal like this is an amazing experience. But such fearsome creatures can be unpredictable, and if things were to go wrong, the consequences could be dire.