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Thanks for your compliment. I'm glad you like the video.Amazing video, Dan. Nice, serene music (Stratosphere). Love the 'picture' one clicks to start it. Surprising a human can meaningfully redirect her with a push. While the lemon shark got 'bit' on the head, she didn't appear all that aggressive - more the shark equivalent of a shove. I don't see blood welling out of a wound, for example.
There's something really important yet easy to overlook in your coverage of this trip, and I saw it in your Cocos Island trip report (where you wrote of needing to have your head on a swivel, and catching a perhaps 15 foot tiger shark coming up on you from behind). There is some danger inherent in this activity that should neither be downplayed nor exaggerated.
You made clear it's needful to monitor the tiger sharks, observe their approach and be ready to redirect via a push and perhaps move out of their way. If you don't, one may 'munch' you to investigate what you are. And on a Tiger Beach trip, there's a chance there may be 4 in the water at once.
That's the kind of info. I'd need to know and mentally rehearse if I were considering such a trip. Shark feeding dives are a reliable lightning rod for controversy on ScubaBoard, and I advocate they be allowed for those who choose them, and ask people base risk assessment on what we see happening in the real world (vs. equating it with feeding bears). But at the same time, these remain powerful apex predators operating on a fish brain.
I think you hit the right balance, a friendly 'watch yourself.'
Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you like it.Incredibly detailed report Dan! Thank you for expending the effort! The videos are awesome. As others have mentioned, I don't usually watch long videos to conclusion. These are riveting! Daisy is a sight to see!
It was emphasized during the dive briefing that you need to keep your eyes on the Tiger sharks 100%. I followed the Tiger shark as she swam a complete circle around me. She may have seen an interesting thing to nibble on (shiny tank?).Oh wow, that would have scared the crap out of me.
You are welcome!Awesome stuff thank you for sharing family is already working on when to rent the entire boat for a trip! I use thank you loosely because I know how the family trips normally turn out when the bills land. LOL
You are welcome!
I chartered the whole boat too for this trip. Cost wise it’s a good deal / diver. Everyone ended up saving $750 / diver, compared to if you booked it individually.
I am gathering divers who like to dive with Tiger Sharks and other Sharks including Great Hammerhead (hopefully) in Tiger Beach, Bahamas. We’ll be going from West Palm Beach, Florida with Dream Team. We tried to go in November last year (see the links to the previous trip invitations, below)...scubaboard.com