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    TadPole
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    Whale Shark encounter

    We were diving in Panama City, had done first dive on the Black Bart. We moved over to Bridge Span 1 for our second dive. I had swapped tanks and put my SCUBA back on, but was paddling around on a snorkel waiting on surface interval to pass. Looked down, and did a double take. I raised my head outta the water and told the remaining folks on the boat: "There is a WHALE SHARK down there!!" (dive boat was empty in less than 30 seconds) Dove down and spend 30 mins hanging out with the coolest creature I have ever encounted underwater. He had no concern with our presence, actually seemed to enjoy our interaction.
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    Great pcs....you lucky guy....I've snorkeled with them but never dove with one yet!

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    Excellent pics! It is totally my dream to get in the water and spend some time with one of these creatures. I AM SO JEALOUS!!!

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    Excellent! Good picts too. Looks like a young one given the length.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Wow!!! That is so cool! I'm so jealous!
    If I can't scuba then what's this whole thing about, what am I working toward? - Creed "The Office"

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    That is just awesome!
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    Very cool! Great photos as well!
    DevilDiver

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    Thanks for the pics. They are grand animals to swim with.

    Art

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    Right place, right time. Really nice!

    I hope my wife doesn't see this thread. I'm lobbying for a trip to Utila and if she see's this, I'm doomed!

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    I am extremly jealous myself. That would be the ultimate experiance.

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