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Vicious carnivorous fish attack

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Digger54, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Digger54

    Digger54 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Brentwood, TN, USA
    Cue the "Jaws" music.

    I've been contacted by the Discovery Channel for an interview regarding their upcoming "Panfish Week" series. Edge-of-your-seat near-death accounts from survivors.

    Do I need to report this to DAN for their statistical database?
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2008
  2. Hoomi

    Hoomi Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Tucson
    Cage Diving With Bluegill; the next great diving adventure!

    SCUBAJENNIFER Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana
    I was doing a little leisurely floating in my local quarry a couple weeks ago and the little buggers were maliciously attacking my feet. Of course it didn't help that someone (Tracker) was throwing pieces of hot dog in the water. :shakehead:
  4. Hoomi

    Hoomi Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Tucson
    Here comes the "chumming" debate...

  5. Digger54

    Digger54 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Brentwood, TN, USA
    Except use screens instead of bars. Like keeping out mosquitos.
  6. Grish

    Grish Divemaster

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Wilmington, nc
    I simply call them "devil fish." I hate those nasty little buggers. Any time I am in the shallow area of the quarry there are a hundred of the surrounding me, ready to attack. They honestly freak me out lol.
  7. moonlight

    moonlight Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: out side of plainfield IN
    They are mean little ******* I was attacked when I took my gloves off trying to get up a ramp. They hurt when they bite. No amount of kicking the little s*** would keep it away. :bubble_fi
  8. jpsexton

    jpsexton Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Margate, FL
    That's how the "Kentucky Piranha Patrol" got it's name. :D


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  9. charlesml3

    charlesml3 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC
    I did a couple of weeks in Palau last November and there were hundreds of sharks around. Almost every dive we saw lots of them. They were harmless....

    Now the Moustached Trigger Fish were another matter entirely. Mean suckers. I made the mistake of swimming over one's nest along Uulong channel and it was all I could do to kick him away from me. He took a chunk out of my fin.

    Another diver didn't believe my story and found out the hard way. Got the tip of his ear nipped pretty good.

  10. sberanek

    sberanek Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Champaign, IL
    We had a guy with an underwater video camera that he could lower into the water to video whatever was down there (read: tons of bluegill). He wanted to see what would happen if he zip tied a hotdog to the camera. It was like watching piranha strip a cow carcass in South America. He didn't even get the camera 1 foot into the water before the hot dog was no more.


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