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boates
02-20-2008, 12:18
an interesting thing that can happen on night dives, is that predatory fish will sometimes hunt in your lights.
If you work it right, you can sometimes get them to follow the lightbeam to your buddy. This I found out by accident, one night dive, when signaling to alert G to a huge Tarpon(which I thought was still in front of me), G turned to look in the direction of my light, (which the tarpon had already followed to G), only to come nose to nose with the big guy! I think G blew 1000psi on that one! :smilie39:

Cojrock
02-20-2008, 16:29
Another similar trick would be to get one of those underwater laser pointers and shine it on your buddy. I know cats and many other mammals go nuts for them. Imagine them getting a seal ramming them in the nuts full speed... haha too much i know.

boates
02-21-2008, 05:17
My intent here was to let rookie night divers know that fish sometimes interact with your lights at night

NOT how to slam..... or scare your buddy to death

newways
02-21-2008, 06:38
Another similar trick would be to get one of those underwater laser pointers and shine it on your buddy. I know cats and many other mammals go nuts for them. Imagine them getting a seal ramming them in the nuts full speed... haha too much i know.


I'd hate to be your dive buddy :smilie39:

scubasamurai
02-21-2008, 13:05
you must be one of those good ole boys from jersey. nothing like having an "accident". now you know how hoffa went out!!! big old tarpon ate him or maybe one of those new york alligators. hahaha

MicahEW
02-24-2008, 22:09
LOL I gotta try this sometime.

rye_a
02-24-2008, 22:53
I'll remember that next time I'm on a night dive and come across an angry bull shark. Pointing a light at my buddy sure is easier than out-swimming him!

Chocoholic
02-25-2008, 21:28
gotta try this.

robjoubert
02-25-2008, 23:03
I'll remember that next time I'm on a night dive and come across an angry bull shark. Pointing a light at my buddy sure is easier than out-swimming him!


:smilie39::smilie39: EXCELLENT - :smilie39::smilie39:

mm2002
02-26-2008, 12:21
I just added a few people to my list of who I'll never dive with. :smiley36:

pyre24
03-02-2008, 20:08
I just added a few people to my list of who I'll never dive with. :smiley36:
same here. I hope if there is a bull shark, id be the first to see him and use the light.:smilie39:

DiverD66
09-21-2008, 18:46
I think I have to agree with mm2002!! Take care when choosing your dive buddy!!!