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15 of the World’s Greatest Shark Sightings

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 16: <p>Contrary to popular belief, sharks are generally not a <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/travel/world/most-dangerous-islands-world"><strong>threat to people</strong></a>. The giant sea creatures do not <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/adventure/survival/15-survival-skills-everyone-needs-know"><strong>normally hunt humans</strong></a>. When they do, it is usually a case of misguided identity, according to <a href="http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sharks/FS_faq.htm"><strong>NOAA</strong></a>. Encountering the giant fish is an <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/adventure/expeditions/worlds-most-secluded-adventure-destinations"><strong>exhilarating adventure</strong></a> many people want to participate in. If you’re curious but not quite ready to get that friendly with these <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/adventure/survival/most-dangerous-sea-creatures-we-never-want-encounter"><strong>large sea species</strong></a>, a cage dive will likely better suit your appetite for a shark-viewing adventure. More <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/water/n/11-most-dangerous-dives-world"><strong>experienced divers are brave</strong></a> enough to literally swim with the sharks.</p>

15 of the World’s Greatest Shark Sightings

Contrary to popular belief, sharks are generally not a threat to people. The giant sea creatures do not normally hunt humans. When they do, it is usually a case of misguided identity, according to NOAA. Encountering the giant fish is an exhilarating adventure many people want to participate in. If you’re curious but not quite ready to get that friendly with these large sea species, a cage dive will likely better suit your appetite for a shark-viewing adventure. More experienced divers are brave enough to literally swim with the sharks.

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