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That's the bear guy right? The one that got eaten... and was stupid enough to bring a girl out there...who also got eaten...
I'd put this a55 clown in the same category too. With that size animal, it only takes once :boat: :helpsmilie: :death:
 

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Saw that one a couple of weeks ago. Those guys have some big cahones.:eek2:
The spear gun was actually a tranquelizer gun, that's how they got the shark to be so mellow.:D
Really though,
  • No chum in the water to excite them
  • Not on the feed, just currious
  • Actually a very graceful animal with a bad rap
Would I do it? Nope!!!!! But, it does show that it is a beautiful animal that can be somewhat gentle in nature.

Later, Harry
 

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Initiative vs Judgment

Some fantastic underwater photography. Great initiative in attempting something like that now judgment on the other hand . . .? Wonder if they will make it to the age of most of us on this board? What's the old saying: "Older age and treachery will overcome youth and inexperience any day?"

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It's probably not as dangerous as you think. I assume that the guys doing this know quite a lot about great whites. I have no basis for this statement but- it's probably safer than getting in the car to go to work. Would I do it? Sorry, I just ate and I can't swim for a while.
 

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That guy is the leading Great White researcher in South Africa. He knows what he's doing and takes it quite seriously. He is well aware it's a risky undertaking. Notice how the shark turns to him when he turns away...that's just exactly what it's waiting for! I suspect he was at his tolerance limit and got out of the water immediately upon completion of that video clip, which would be a WHOLE lot longer than I would be there.
Mark
 
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