Bhamas

MN

Welcome to a real-life Temple of Doom where you can re-enact Indiana Jones’ wildest adventures by sliding down a Mayan temple into shark infested waters. The water slide styled as a Mayan temple sends thrillseekers hurtling up to 35-miles-per-hour down a 60-foot-long chute. The ride finishes underwater by going through a tunnel surrounded by 14-foot-long nurse sharks and Caribbean Reef sharks.

Aptly called The Leap of Faith, the terrifying ride is part of the Aquaventure, Paradise Island resort of the Bahamas.

Vice President of Marine Operations, Mark Gsellman explained why the slide is so popular with the visitors to his resort.

The Leap of Faith was built to provide guests with the ultimate experience.

‘No other slide compares to the exhilarating sensation and rush of adrenaline you’re left with after going down the Leap of Faith.  ‘The feeling of being dropped at a near perpendicular angle and flying past sharks is something you can’t find anywhere else.

‘The slide is called the Leap of Faith because the bottom of the slide is covered with a mist and cannot be seen, hence to drop down, it requires a true leap of faith.’ Aquaventure is a vast 141-acre water park containing 7 million gallons of water, a mile-long river ride, and a choice of 12 pools.