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Lucky(AR)
07-16-2007, 23:06
I was just wandering if anyone ever had an encounter with a shark ? Explain Please

woody
07-16-2007, 23:09
Yep. Looking forward to my next one. That reminds me I need togo find those pictures.
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Lucky(AR)
07-16-2007, 23:12
I would love to see some pics if ya have them... i dont know sharks amaze me out of all the whales and mantas and sealife ?

Joew
07-17-2007, 00:59
Being from Hawai'i, I've seen quite a few. Usually just white tip reef sharks, but sometimes grey reef, galapagos, and sandbar sharks. I've only seen a tiger while surfing, and that wasn't too much fun. I can't wait to see one while diving, though. They're not as scary when you can see them well.

ertechsg
07-17-2007, 10:41
Look at my avatar, 1st oneI'd ever seen.Made my mask leak, I was smiling from ear to ear. Came over a ridge in Coz seen the#60 grouper 1st , looked down seen him or her and had to clear my mask.Just hung around and watched never know when youmight see another.It was hard to surface after that. Although, thought I'd have to chase my wife down(ocean dreamer) but she did good. Like i tell my wife all youhave to do is out swim the slowestperson.

jacewindu
07-17-2007, 11:40
seen them, never gotten close enough to worry. i think they're amazing, and hopefully i'll keep seeing them when i dive

mwhities
07-19-2007, 09:00
My first shark was a 7' Nurse Shark in Cozumel. I'll forever remember the siting and the feeling I had while watching it swim by.

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the gooch
07-19-2007, 09:51
Only nurse sharks for me so far.

CompuDude
07-19-2007, 18:33
Tons. They're really cool!

Never met any that have a history of diver attacks, however (unless provoked, of course). So no GW's or anything like that. Tons of smaller ones, though, and some medium sized ones.

Moxie
07-20-2007, 13:01
Six gills here in BC a couple of years ago. Saw the same one three times. Scared the you-know-what out of me the first time I saw it. It was merely curious about us and just wanted to say hi.
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tc_rain
07-20-2007, 14:49
My fist was a sleeping 8 nurse in Coz. We got to watch it a few minutes before it got irritated and swam off. <?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

picxie
07-22-2007, 01:45
Only wobbegong sharks ... very unusual looking things, not like sharks at all!
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<DIV>Did a weeks worth of diving over in Oz (gold coast area) and saw them on nearly every dive. Missed out on seeing Grey Nurse's down in Byron Bay - they were around, just not where I was!</DIV>

tc_rain
07-22-2007, 01:46
Anyone do any of the shark dives in the Bahamas?

Lucky(AR)
07-22-2007, 09:32
was wandering if any body has any pics of sharks while diving ?

Black-Gorrilla
07-23-2007, 18:40
for my second day of my checkout dives we saw nurse feeding... it was cool, they where friendly, the group went there often i guess.

BSea
07-23-2007, 21:26
was wandering if any body has any pics of sharks while diving ?
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<DIV>I have 1, but it isn't very good. They usually don't hang around long enough for good pictures. That is unless you are at a shark feeding, then I guess you can get all the pics you want.</DIV>

picxie
07-24-2007, 03:38
was wandering if any body has any pics of sharks while diving ?
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<DIV></DIV>I have some of the wobbegong sharks but they are in hard copy and not very good quality. These sharks sit at the bottom and don't do much so you can easily get photos. But the camera I was using was just a basic one and not very good.</DIV>

CompuDude
07-24-2007, 14:33
was wandering if any body has any pics of sharks while diving ?
Here's a couple of baby horn sharks and a large adult horn shark. I have others somewhere on my computer at home, but haven't gotten them online yet.

http://kalani.net/scuba/2006-06-19%20Red&#111;ndo%20Night%20Dive/thumbs/IMG_0222.JPGhttp://kalani.net/scuba/2006-07-13%20Red&#111;ndo%20Night%20Dive/thumbs/IMG_0093.JPG
http://kalani.net/scuba/2007-01-27%20Anacapa/thumbs/IMG_2763.JPGhttp://kalani.net/scuba/2007-01-27%20Anacapa/thumbs/IMG_2771-crop.jpg

jlwest63
07-25-2007, 12:27
I have a short video from the weekend of a nurse shark that headed straight for the wife. She was not happy. :)

CompuDude
07-25-2007, 12:45
Here's a video I shot of that same horn shark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A5Rp-9rIpo

loudgonzo
07-27-2007, 10:28
I was just wandering if anyone ever had an encounter with a shark ? Explain Please

My first wife...LOL, just kidding
No shark encounters while diving, thought about it when in the Bahamas, doing the shark dives with Stuarts Cove, but opted against it.

Ajuva
07-27-2007, 18:07
Hoping to go to Shark Point in Dominican Republic in 2 weeks.

Any pic's will go on the board.

Black-Gorrilla
07-27-2007, 18:11
those are pretty nice pics about 4 posts up. i wish i would see some sharks like that, just relaxing.
you tube has a few vids under the name "Fernando do Noronhao" it's an island off of Brasil (Brasil still) and they only let certain # of people on there at a time... they have alot of beautiful sharks there, and always so tranquil, cause it's not overpopulated

Lucky(AR)
07-29-2007, 11:31
was wandering if any body has any pics of sharks while diving ?
Here's a couple of baby horn sharks and a large adult horn shark. I have others somewhere on my computer at home, but haven't gotten them online yet.

http://kalani.net/scuba/2006-06-19%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/thumbs/IMG_0222.JPGhttp://kalani.net/scuba/2006-07-13%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/thumbs/IMG_0093.JPG
http://kalani.net/scuba/2007-01-27%20Anacapa/thumbs/IMG_2763.JPGhttp://kalani.net/scuba/2007-01-27%20Anacapa/thumbs/IMG_2771-crop.jpg


very cool pics thanks

bubbles
07-31-2007, 08:07
Many many encounters with a shark. Diving in the Galapagos you are surrounded in some sites by 100 or more at a time. Most sharks don't give a hoot about you....but it is truly breathtaking to be around them. Occasionally a silky, tiger, or bull shark will pay some attention to you and that is a bit scary. Usually it's because they think you are a seal. Don't act like one! Tee hee.

Wolfie2012
07-31-2007, 17:14
Have some pictures in the gallery of the nurse sharks we saw on my last trip(I think there is a link now below my avatar). First one we saw was about 7 feet or so, the second was 5ish. The latter sadly had a long leader (nearly the whole length of her body) hanging out of her mouth but she wouldn't let me close enough to even cut it down a little. Hopefully she is able to spit it out at some point before it causes problems.

Splitlip
07-31-2007, 22:17
Well my last post in this thread got lost, so forgive me for repeating.

I am lucky enough to dive on the edge of the gulfstream, every week or two. I see nurse sharks almost as often as turtles, which is to say almost every ocean dive.
I see reef sharks quite often as well. Bulls and hammer heads too.
Of the last 4 dives I saw real sharks (not nurse sharks) on 2 of them.
We had a whale shark a few weeks back as well which I missed.
The Lemons come to Jupiter in November. Jupiter Dive Center runs charters out.
I will dig up some links to photos.
Northern Palm Beach County provides a lot of opportunities for shark viewings.