Topmost Dangerous Destinations of the World to Take a Swim
Some amazing outdoor swimming places are secured areas while others are open throughout the year for people to dive, swim, go on boat tours, or enjoy in any way they can. Many are mostly safe but some which appears to be, aren’t.
Swimming in open-water can be dangerous at times, despite knowing what you’re doing. No one is immune from thunderstorms that happen suddenly & can result into overturned boats, stranded passengers, sudden encounters with wildlife and dangerous conditions of swimming.
Some places are so unpredictable and dangerously shark-infested that government officials have interfered and started a special safety programs which rely on nets, drum lines, or a blend of both to restrict risky sharks from a particular location. Other locations are threatening because of unseen but powerful rip currents.
So, by any chance you dare to take on some of the world’s most dangerous swimming locales, here’s what to expect:-
- West End, Grand Bahama Island
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West End has some of the most beaches full of shark in the world. Perfectly named Tiger Beach of Grand Bahama is world’s top spots for seeing tiger sharks. Most of the diving excursion guarantees an up-close spotting of these toothy sharks, which can grow for about 16 feet long. Tiger Beach mostly remains on the bucket list of many photographers and underwater adventurers, avoid if you’re not a pro.
- The Boiling Lake, Dominica
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As the name suggests, some people don’t take the risk of falling as a victim to allure of the steam. The boiling is caused by the heat from a chamber of magma which is below the lake but the temperature of water can reach up to 194 degrees.
3. North and East Coasts of Barbados
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For swimming and snorkeling activities, south and west coast of Barbados are the best areas but along the north and east coasts, people need to go further with caution because of strong and large tidal waves. Swimming is not preferred here, as per Terra Caribbean. It is very relaxing spot in the island for locals to have vacations along the coastline and enjoy because of the cool winds and crashing waves but at the same time, going deep into the water is not recommended.
4. Condado Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Viewers say that the beach is nice but dangerous. Large waves with strong outflow and rip currents scare most of the people away. Heavy rocks on both sides of the beach only increase the danger of getting hurt while swimming under less ideal conditions.
5. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Also known as the shark attack capital of the world, people remain careful when surfing in Atlantic since Florida sharks might attack humans. Common ones in this beach consist of Blacktip, Spinner and Tiger sharks.