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Now you can swim with sharks in Toronto

Toronto's Lake Ontario is thankfully shark-free. But that can't stop you from getting up close and personal with these fearsome sea creatures.

Yes, Ripley's Aquarium is now offering a Discovery Dive S.C.U.B.A. program in its Dangerous Lagoon - the part of its facility that's filled with sawfish, turtles, fish and of course, sharks.

This 30 minute guided tour happens on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and it costs $250 per participant. But, according to Ripley's website, it's not open to everyone. "Please note you must be a certified diver, over the age of 16 and complete a medical waiver in order to be allowed to Dive," reads the online sign up page.

If you're not a certified diver, you can always try snorkeling with the stingrays ($120 for two hours). Or, if you'd rather appreciate the ocean's majestic sea life from afar, perhaps the aquarium's Friday Night Jazz events would be more up your alley.

Photo by Andrew Williamson.


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