Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fending off sharks - video clip

In this clip I dive at a spot in Algoa Bay where raggedtooth sharks(sand tigers) are common in early autumn. I have lost some good fish of up to 30 kg to these apparently docile sharks. On this occasion they slowly patrol the area and I prod three different sharks BEHIND their eyes (never in the eye). They depart energetically in the other direction - often a snap is included.
This clip was taken around midday - if I was there near dusk the same sharks would be much more curious and moving faster and more aggressively and should I have speared a large fish it would most likely be eaten unless I get it out fast or have a fellow diver fend off the sharks as I bring in the fish.

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