Swimming with Nurse Sharks in Belize

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Mexican TV personality Charlie Rubio swims with the sharks in Belize


Looking over the edge of our boat in the Hol Chan Marine reserve, our guide is tossing sardines off the side. From the depths, a group of 8ft nurse sharks gathers fighting for the bait. Everything in my mind and body screams “don’t jump in, this is crazy!” but the guide has taken the plunge and it looks like he is having a great time as he hugs one of the sharks. I step over the side. The nurse sharks greet me, almost smiling. My writer, Max Hartshorne along side of me says ” they are like big dogs!” We swim with the sharks for a half hour.  This was definitely one of the coolest things I have ever done. In Belize we stayed at the El Secreto 11 miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize, C.A. A fantastic oasis of comfort on the beach. For flights to Belize and all of south and central America go to: Avianca