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Shark diving in Florida

 
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Apr 10, 2017 00:56 |  #1

Two weeks, I ventured off to south Florida with a local dive shop to go shark diving. It was a fun experience. We were not in cages. We got up close and personal with hammerheads, lemons, and a tiger shark. I wish more people experience the beauty of sharks. These beautiful fish have a bad wrap. I love being in the water with sharks.

I was also shooting with a fisheye lens for the first time. There are not many super wide angle lenses for a full frame. I am not sure if I am a big fan of the fisheye:

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Apr 10, 2017 04:52 |  #2

...shot between 8 and 15mm? You're crazy, man! But I love these shots. I suppose underwater you cannot use too much FL anyhow, but as much as I love and respect sharks I wouldn't want to be that close to them unprotected. I'm glad you did, and agree that sharks definitely get a bad rap.

Thanks for sharing!




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Apr 10, 2017 07:03 as a reply to birder_herper's post |  #3

Crazy how? Sharks are not that aggressive when you are with them. If they get to close all you have to do is put your hand out and push down on their nose. Lemons are not aggressive at all. Even a tiger shark if you keep your eye on it you will be fine. If they get close you push down on the nose.

Sharks is a big species and to be honest most of them are non aggressive towards humans.




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Apr 10, 2017 07:37 |  #4

Good shots of them!

seaninsa wrote in post #18324085 (external link)
...most of them...

There's always that one guy that didn't get the word? ; )


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Apr 13, 2017 12:12 |  #5

Fantastic shots, especially the last one!
I would have crapped my pants :D




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Apr 13, 2017 12:20 |  #6

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I would have crapped my pants :D


Very dangerous, great whites love the stuff.


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Apr 13, 2017 12:22 |  #7

for some reason, i was expecting to see a shark diving into the water.

cool photos tho! I'm jealous!


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Apr 13, 2017 21:59 as a reply to Coimbra's post |  #8

Thanks for the compliment. Actually nothing to be afraid of to be honest. That is a lemon shark. Lemons are actually mellow sharks.




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Apr 13, 2017 22:26 |  #9

Nice shots; but, what's up with that last one? Looks like it did half a key before swimming by :D


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Apr 13, 2017 22:58 |  #10

seaninsa wrote in post #18324085 (external link)
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Sharks is a big species and to be honest most of them are non aggressive towards humans.

Famous last words. ;) :D

Love the pics and the subject matter. Always liked predators over prey. :cool:


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Apr 15, 2017 13:16 |  #11

One of the people on the trip took this pic as a I was trying to get a lemon shark coming in for a feeding. It went right into my dome lol.

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Apr 15, 2017 13:38 |  #12

I thought tiger sharks were supposed to be pretty aggressive?


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Apr 15, 2017 13:52 as a reply to s1a1om's post |  #13

Actually I would say they are aggressive..more curious..I was in the water with a tiger. You just needed to know where it was. If a shark comes towards you, all you have to do is put your hand out and push down on its nose. I am more scared of bull sea lions then sharks. Bull Sea Lions are very aggressive.




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Jun 15, 2017 02:22 |  #14

We were talking about this earlier this month my friend dives and I've thought about it for years but never took the plunge. But he made a comment that made me stop and think. Most attack occur at or near the surface where the shark swimming below see food and by the time they hit the surface it's too late. Can anyone think of a diver down below the surface a ways that was attracted, I can't most are on the surface or feeding them


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Jun 15, 2017 16:25 as a reply to Blackey Cole's post |  #15

There have been a couple of incidents if you google it. I know there was some posts on Scubaboard about it.

http://www.telegraph.c​o.uk ...-found-dead-bitten-shark/ (external link)

Here is what I found:

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