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Follow in the footsteps of the makers of SHARK…

The new SHARK series on the BBC has got us all buzzing, revealing the intelligence, complexity and variety of these ancient and mysterious animals.

{img_alt} The journey so far has taken us to some of the finest shark diving destinations on the planet, from remote eastern Indonesia to meet the unique walking epaulette shark to vast gatherings of whale sharks off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Here, we show you how to follow in the footsteps of the makers of SHARK and see the action for yourselves...

Hammerhead sharks gather in huge schools to mate in the eastern Pacific, joining in an elegant dance to find partners and mate. Head out on a Cocos Island liveaboard between May and November to witness this for yourself, with large gatherings also seen in the Galapagos Islands and Malpelo.

{img_alt} Cameraman Morne Hardenburg has been studying great white shark behavior for 16 years. His stunning footage, shot in Guadalupe off Mexico’s Pacific coast shows these animals greeting one another and actively communicated through complex body language.

Observe this majestic creatures on a liveaboard to Guadalupe between June and September, or alternatively in South Africa or South Australia.

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula sees the largest gathering of whale sharks and manta rays in rays we know of, who come to feast on on the spawn from immense schools of fish.

Visit Mexico’s east coast between June and September and you can arrange a trip to snorkel with these ocean giants and witness this great spectacle for yourself.

{img_alt} Sharks are also capable of fantastic teamwork, beautifully illustrated by schools of Oceanic Blacktips working a vast school of anchovies into a baitball during South Africa’s epic Sardine Run.

Head to South Africa’s eastern coast in June or July in order to catch this great natural spectacle, with whales, dolphins and numerous species of shark joining on the action.

There are over 500 species of shark, taking on all kinds of shapes and sizes. One of the most unusual must be the epaulette shark, a small carpet shark that has developed the unique ability not only to walk, but to walk out of water, allowing it to access shallow intertidal pools and reefs beyond the reach of other species.

Head to Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia for a chance to glimpse this most unique species, with their range extending south along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Don't forget to tune in to BBC One for the third and final episode of SHARK this Thursday 21st May for more amazing action!

These are just a few of the incredible shark diving locations around the world. Get in touch with our dive team on 01962 302087 to discuss your next shark odyssey today, or send us a message.