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Spear fishos face to face with great white.
Divers' close call with a great white - The West Australian
Pretty lucky she was only checking them out and not on the menu.
Wow, imagine how good you would feel getting back onto that boat! I needed to run and grab the toilet paper, and that's after just reading the article. Would have been a fantastic experience and some times a once in a life time experience, if you catch my drift (Pun intended.)
- 10-Jul-12, 09:12 PM #3
That shark was definately interested
ive been in the surf when one decided to come in and have a little sticky beak , you can tell there a shark for sure when they surface like this one , with its back just out of the water and you get to see those 2 big fins pointing straight up in the air , first thing i thought was dolphins dont do that(plus it was a hell of alot bigger than any dolphin id ever seen) i ended up scrambling up the rocks they where alot closer than the beach as it was a point break and there weren't many waves coming anytime soon so that wasn't an option
- 10-Jul-12, 09:59 PM #5
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- East Maitland
When I was about 16-17 me and my mates were at Newcastle beach body boarding. We were sitting out the back most of the day everyone was all talking surfers and bodyboarders ( don't like each other normally weird that we were talking ) and all if a sudden there was a fin in front of all of us surfers/bodyboarders all just went dead quiet dead still, felt like forever but it was probably about 10 seconds.
Then the dude next to me was like its dolphins more had come across since the first one.
Was the most relieving feeling ever
Know the felling well. Had a worse experience with a bigger one about 25 years ago at seal rocks in NSW. I was never more happier in my life then when I finally got back into the boat . Hint. Never spearfish near seal colonies ))
- 11-Jul-12, 07:53 AM #7
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- In the ironically named sunshine coast, surrounded by nerds and nurses
Whites tend to rush in hard for live prey but if it is not sure if it is prey ( or large dead prey) then they circle like that until their curiosity is satisfied or they work up enough courage to give an exploratory "nip". Still, getting out of the water is the sensible option.
I remember spear fishing on the Outer Gneerings off the Sunshine Coast. I had lined up a coral trout that was high in the water column when the biggest Noah I have ever seen (and I have seen thousands) passed under me at speed, its dorsal fin just missing me. At that moment I give up diving for the day and went back to the boat. The frustrating thing was that I was escorted back by a school or 20 large snapper that I wasn't game to tackle.
More evidence to support the growing argument that they are not cold blooded killers. There is a group that swim with them in the wild off South Africa with no adverse encounters. It would be a hell of a rush to be in the water with one given their bad reputation. Don't snakes fall into a similar catagory due to streotypes & misinformation?"The most venomous snake in the world is the one that just bit you." Viperkeeper
Yeah it's sorta cute the way it's investigating. I would LOVE to swim with them. I'm getting my scuba license currently to do just that (I had to tell my bf it was to play with dolphins so he'd come and learn with me......I'm sure he'll be more into it closer to the time). This is a great find, thanks Venomous1111
- 11-Jul-12, 10:23 AM #10
That is severely cool!
Wow....I would be crapping myself"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison
2 X Windora Stimson's (1M&1F)(Turned 1-Jan 2012), 1 X Male Bredli (6years-2012)
Has anyone watched this before?
Mermaids : Videos : Animal Planet
A mate showed it to me, apparently there's mermaids lol
the divequest at Arrawarra , coffs harbour does dives with grey nurses Rissi , if your close by could be a good spot to do it apparently they get to see a fair few sharks where they go never done it myself but ive seen the pics
When I'm up in QLD next I will def check it out thanks heaps for the tip.
Anyone in Vic-you can feed small sharks in Dandenong at the Shark and Ray centre. They are only about 80cm but feeding them is soo fun. They take little nips at you, very cute. They have a tawny nurse shark there too you can pat/feed.
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