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#5128 - 03/17/01 08:48 PM Re: Diving with Sharks
traveler Offline
avid diver

Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 11
Loc: Highlands, NJ, USA
Diving in French Polynesia, blacktip and nurse sharks in abundance. I didn't mess with them and they kindly reciprocated. Not a danger. In fact, the locals are amused that anyone would fear these animals.

Now, great whites, that's a horse of a different color, as it were. Haven't had the pleasure <g>.


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#5129 - 03/18/01 08:41 AM Re: Diving with Sharks
Deep Blue Offline
avid diver

Registered: 03/18/01
Posts: 5
Loc: west palm beach, florida
I have been diving with almost ever speceis of sharks that live in the tropical climate. Its quit a experince, I would recomend everyone to that loves diving to try it. You will have a whole different outlook on sharks after you notice how gentile and beutiful the creature really is. But at the same time you have to realize you are in there enviroment some you must recpect them. good luck with the sharks.

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#5130 - 05/08/01 08:49 PM Re: Diving with Sharks
davidsgoindowndeep Offline
new diver

Registered: 05/08/01
Posts: 4
Loc: cairns australia
i swam with an 8ft white tip at flinn reef
the day after i got certified it came within arms distance but my buddie and i wernt game enough to touch it if you goto cairns go diving with pro dive on the five day live in
but get russel scott as your instructor

david watson 15


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#5131 - 05/09/01 01:47 AM Re: Diving with Sharks
scuba_will Offline
avid diver

Registered: 05/06/01
Posts: 5
Loc: visalia, ca
it can definitely get your breathing rate elevated....dove w/white tip reef sharks (4-6 ft) around a cave...you'd be surprised at how timid they are.

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#5132 - 05/12/01 09:22 PM Re: Diving with Sharks
mirrgirl Offline
just got here

Registered: 05/12/01
Posts: 1
Loc: San Bernardino, CA, USA
Try Molokini Crater in Maui if possible. My fifth dive ever was there and we saw one gray reef shark and two white tips. It was the most amazing thing on my whole trip! Anyone from Southern Cali email me(21/f)---I need dive buddies!
Carolyn

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#5133 - 05/14/01 01:05 PM Re: Diving with Sharks
TravelDave Offline
avid diver

Registered: 05/07/01
Posts: 12
Loc: Atlanta, GA USA
There was an article about shark diving in North Carolina in Rodale's Scuba Diving magazine.

Here's the URL:
http://www.scubadiving.com/US/NCsharkdive/

[This message has been edited by TravelDave (edited 05-14-2001).]


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#5134 - 05/14/01 09:06 PM Re: Diving with Sharks
rstone Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/05/01
Posts: 104
Loc: Jacksonville, FL USA
Just remember if your hunting where sharks visit that you become part of the food chain when doing so.

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#5135 - 05/15/01 10:10 AM Re: Diving with Sharks
TexasMike Offline
veteran

Registered: 05/02/01
Posts: 301
I just got my copy of PADI's Sport Diver (diving?) magazine yesterday. It too has an a good article about diving with sharks.

A copy should be available at major news stands.


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#5136 - 05/17/01 09:57 PM Re: Diving with Sharks
TexasMike Offline
veteran

Registered: 05/02/01
Posts: 301
For information about diving with sharks on the North Carolina coast, go to http://www.scubadiving.com/US/NCsharkdive/

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#5137 - 05/19/01 08:54 AM Re: Diving with Sharks
meg Offline
new diver

Registered: 05/19/01
Posts: 2
Loc: UK
By simply being "there" with a whitetip shark in the Philippine Islands is heaven! I highly suggest that you must always stay as calm as they are. Sharks are definitely one of the world's beautiful creatures! Enjoy and respect the seas always!!!

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