I've seen too many incidents where sharks don't look like they like to be touched, it would have just been nice if I could swim around the circle with them. I started to, but fear got the best of me. It didn't help that they were swimming in both directions. I would have had to come head on at some point.I've bumped into them before on accident (they were so thick it was unavoidable) and all they did was look at me. I didn't see it, but one of my buddies said one was tailing me once and eyeing my fins hungrily so he scootered toward it aggressively and it took off (it was a Gavin so was prob bigger than the shark..). I've been close enough to touch them on numerous occasions and they haven't bothered me, but that proximity was never intentional...kinda like Austin said, we popped out of a wreck or around a corner and there were a couple like right there.
Very surreal, mind blowing to just watch them though. I know of my 2hr diving at least 40 min was devoted to just watching them. There was some big ones (to me). I think max was 7-8' long, but some were pretty fat. Absolutely awesome experience.