Beasts of the deep: Swimming with the underwater Big 5

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Done the famous Big Five of Africa — lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros?

What’s next?

Time to swap the khaki shorts and binoculars for diving suit and swimming goggles in pursuit of five other giants in Asia-Pacific.

Found in the oceans of Australia and islands further afield are some of world’s most iconic endangered marine species: the white shark, green turtle, the humpback whale,whale shark and the Australian sea lion.

As I discovered, swimming alongside them can be a life-altering experience, albeit one fraught with difficulties.

But it’s worth the effort.

Read CNN

Photo by Christopher.Michel

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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