FARALLON IS­LANDS, USA

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If you want to get close to great white sharks, then the Farallon Is­lands, which lie some 30 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran­cisco, are the place to go. In the au­tumn, thou­sands of ma­rine mam­mals con­gre­gate on this re­mote rocky out­crop­ping to breed and give birth, and this in turn at­tracts the at­ten­tion of some of the largest great whites around. South East Farallon Is­land is a hotspot for great white ac­tiv­ity, as the ele­phant seals that live on it pro­vide a great food source, and just wit­ness­ing a suc­cess­ful at­tack from the deck of the dive boat is an awe­some ex­pe­ri­ence, but to get the full ef­fect of the size of these sharks, you need to be in the wa­ter, and sev­eral com­pa­nies of­fer cage div­ing in the Far­al­lons so you can get an eye-to-eye view.

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