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How to Photograph Blue and Mako Sharks

Discussion in 'California Diving News' started by CaliforniaDivingNews, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. CaliforniaDivingNews

    CaliforniaDivingNews Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Torrance, California
    81
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    by Andy Murch

    While you may be lucky enough to stumble upon a naturally inquisitive blue or mako shark on the edge of one of California's lush kelp forests, your best bet is to head out to blue water where the continental shelf steepens before plunging into the deep Pacific.

    The days of diving into a writhing ball of pelagic predators may be long gone, but with a little patience (and an enticing chum slick) you'll probably see a fin or two snaking towards your boat.

    When the first dinner guest finally arrives ... Read More

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  2. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    22,362
    5,191
    113
    I think back to the days when we used to count the number of blues from the boat on our way to the dive sites.

    At least we can still see a few diving in the blue:

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  3. CaliforniaDivingNews

    CaliforniaDivingNews Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Torrance, California
    81
    6
    0
    Nice shots!
     
  4. Scuba Tom

    Scuba Tom Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
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    Great shots.
    You can spot mako sharks during aal the year in California or what are the best months to see them?
     
  5. Ben Prusinski

    Ben Prusinski Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location:
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    Wow that poor blue shark looks like he got stuck with a massive fish hook, how sad!
     
  6. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location:
    5,968
    1,715
    113
    very nice
     

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