Wade knee-deep in shark-infested water? It’s more fun than you think as long as you’re with Dr. Samuel Gruber and his gang of Ph.D. students and volunteers at the Bimini Biological Field Station in the Bahamas. It’s open to curious visitors year-round. At low tide, tour the facilities to meet the resident juvenile lemon and nurse sharks. You can even pet a lemon shark (their skin isn’t as rough), all while learning about the lab’s most current research and how it’s helping to save the feared creatures from overfishing and habitat destruction. Pay careful attention — these gurus have even been featured on the Discovery Channel’s famous Shark Week, as they have some of the longest-standing data on sharks. Learn how these sea creatures don’t leave their birthing site for up to five years (ironically, they’re too vulnerable to predators) and how they practice natal homing, returning to where they were born to give birth to their own young. You can even see how shark lovers make the fish almost instantly go to sleep by innocently flipping them on their backs. See — nothing to be scared of. Stay at the Bimini Big Game Club, which just reopened and is only 15 minutes from the lab. The resort will set up the Sharklab tour and all necessary transfers to get you there.