Swim with sharks or jump off Japan's highest bridge on thrilling holidays

Adrenaline junkies looking for a holiday with the wow factor can swim with sharks around the islands of Tahiti, ski down the crater of an active volcano or jump off Japan’s highest bridge.

All this and more is open to those who like an adventurous holiday, especially after months of being cooped up at home during lockdown.

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Head to the waters surrounding Fakarava Island in French Polynesia and experience the Wall of Sharks where these awesome creatures  are present year-round.  For the ultimate adrenaline-fuelled experience night dives to the Wall of Sharks are offered by many top centres. Head for the www.tahititourisme.uk/en-gb website.

Ski adventures

Skiers can navigate the crater of an active volcano in the Hokkaido region of Japan but must first scale the edge to the mountain peak. Around 100 skiers attempt this thrilling experience on Mount Yotei each year.  For more information, go to www.japan.travel/en/uk/ website.

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime by taking a helicopter ride to scenic points in the mountains of Alberta in Canada, before skiing off piste and exploring virtually undiscovered areas. For more details, go to www.alterramtnco.com website.

How about testing your nerve on Japan’s highest bridge bungee jump? Situated between the mountains in Tabisoko Gawa Valley the Shintabisoko Bashi  bridge spans 462 metres. To learn more about this holiday, go to www.bungyjapan.com website.

Not for the faint hearted, visitors attempting America’s highest zip line - the Cloudscraper in Colorado - will be whizzed 1,200ft above the Arkansas river while taking in views of the famous Royal Gorge and its cliff faces. Head to: www.colorado.com website.