Boycott Boca Dive!!!

Discussion in 'Florida Diving' started by TCMav, May 12, 2010.

  1. TCMav

    TCMav Angel Fish

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    Has anyone seen this page?...

    Boca Dive - Florida Dive Industries Inc.

    This is incredible that someone would even condone shooting a nurse shark.. Lets forget the fact that it is illegal!! Lets forget the fact that there is not sport in shooting a fish that doesn't run away from divers!!! But then to realease it and make a comment like this.. "Captain Ken's Catch and release yep this one lived"..

    Really.. Really.. You know it lived because you followed it around for days or weeks to make sure it was healthy!!!

    Shoot and release!!! This Captain Ken is an idiot!!! I don't even know him and I can assume that...

    Don't even patronize Boca Dive and see if they change their tune!!!
     
  2. ScubaBrett22

    ScubaBrett22 Lionfish Slayer

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    if you spear a fish no matter what kind why release it? That's like saying "I shot you in your somatic let me lay you on the ground an leave but first let me take a picture saying you survived even though i have no clue if you will make it because i am leaving you here to fend for your self"......... that's messed up... in my op...
     
  3. Scott L

    Scott L Giant Squid

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    That is quite unbelievable. What a dirtbag dive shop. Spread the word!
     
  4. Chugwhump

    Chugwhump Surface Interval Member

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    Is this a joke that i do not understand?

    I am way confused...??

    Chug
     
  5. ONESPEED

    ONESPEED ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well the site doesn't specifically say the nurse shark was speared but he is an absolute moron to have that pic on his webpage no matter how the shark got on the boat. If he did spear it I too would discourage anyone from doing business with him.
     
  6. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hmmm, wonder the previous owner of American Dive Center would feel about this? :shakehead:
     
  7. Scott L

    Scott L Giant Squid

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    I don't know SPEED. It has a hole is the side of it's head and it is presented within the spearfising section. Besides, how does he know if it lived...
     
  8. ScubaBrett22

    ScubaBrett22 Lionfish Slayer

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    note the hole in the shark...

    in my op i think he speared it...
     

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  9. mrfixitchapman

    mrfixitchapman Surface Interval Member

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  10. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Crazy for Kayak Diving! ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    That is incredibly disturbing. I am pissed.
     
  11. Shcubasteve

    Shcubasteve Scuba Instructor

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    This is the kind of bad press that gives spearfishing a bad name. Like anyother style of hunting, there should be proper etiquette for anyone who plans to take the life of an animal. Of course not everyone abides by proper ethics


    you kill it, you eat it. period. Maybe he got mercury poisoning from it?
     
  12. Reef_Haven

    Reef_Haven Barracuda

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    I am totally infuriated by this. This guy needs to be prosecuted for this ILLEGAL and outrageous act. :angrymob::angrymob:

    I've copied this photo to my hard drive so it doesn't disappear.

    Captain Ken's Catch and release yep this one lived, My AZZ!



    I've removed the photo for now. I'd still like to hear from someone who knows the truth behind the photo. There is enough description in this thread for anyone to understand the actual content of the photo.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2010
  13. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Crazy for Kayak Diving! ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Hell, even if were legal, how sporting is it to shoot a fish that lies on the bottom of the reef under ledges snoozing most of the time? It's like shooting a napping cocker spaniel puppy. I am disgusted.
     
  14. Scott L

    Scott L Giant Squid

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    "Let's go shoot something". Nice! :shakehead:
     
  15. Reef_Haven

    Reef_Haven Barracuda

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    Has this been posted on Spearboard?
    Those guys need to know what this jerk is doing to their reputation.
     
  16. Scott L

    Scott L Giant Squid

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  17. ektess1

    ektess1 Nassau Grouper

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    That should be the end of anyone so incredibly stupid. Doing it by accident would be bad enough; also very stupid. Posting it for the world to see....this person does not deserve a C-card much less a business.
     
  18. soamelt

    soamelt Manta Ray

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    He must be pretty proud of it because it's also his profile pic on his meetup group.
     
  19. ONESPEED

    ONESPEED ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I think it's likely it was speared too, but there is always a slight chance it was caught (not speared) and released, I've caught plenty of damaged fish in my day. Yeah, he probably shot it and no matter how you slice it it's a really stupid picture to post, but I'm not going to jump on the guy for spearing the fish until I know he did, in which case the gloves will come off big time. Who wants to contact this putz and get the story?
     
  20. Scott L

    Scott L Giant Squid

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    There is a posibility it was gaffed but he is still a baffoon and looks like an escaped convict. It still looks like a spear hole to me...
     

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