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Remora friend

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by JohnE, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. JohnE

    JohnE Angel Fish

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    There I was, shore diving off Scuba Club Cozumel last week, and this lonely remora swam a fast bee line right to me. Man, these guys are genetically programmed to cling. They will not take no for an answer. I wasn't quite sure it wouldn't try some kind of painful attachment so I kept a good eye on him.

    I had my new little buddy (Raymundo) with me for the rest of the dive right up until I climbed out. Later another diver reported a strange fish (he had a similar pic) giving him the business.

    Anyone ever have a remora cuddle up?
     

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  2. vladimir

    vladimir Solo Diver

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    Yes. On the Great Barrier Reef I often had remoras trying to attach themselves, usually somewhere close enough to my crotch to get a reflexive recoil into the fetal position out of me. None ever successfully attached, but they kept me busy shooing them away. On the plus side, it seemed that on dives with remoras there were usually quite a few sharks too.
     
  3. Ghanguss

    Ghanguss Solo Diver

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    At the GBR on the Opsrey reef shark feed the remoras were flying everywhere in the frenzy.

    They swim over to the divers and size them up. A stern look usually sends them on their way:monkeydance:
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Common experience really. I had a barracuda do me that way once tho. :eek: All the way back to boat.
     
  5. Eau_Girl

    Eau_Girl Barracuda

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    In Fiji last October, I had a remora buddy that attached itself to me on one dive. He stayed with me for a good 30-40 minutes. Fortunately he swam off of his own accord before I started my ascent. I was in a 5mm so didn't feel a thing.
     
  6. diverkun

    diverkun SUDS Supporter!

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    ramora.jpg

    This was an insta buddy from Roatan
     
  7. ringmod65

    ringmod65 Nassau Grouper

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  8. JohnE

    JohnE Angel Fish

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    Well, doesn't seem so bad then. I had a 2mm shorty so I was somewhat protected. I'll just ignore the next one.
     
  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's okay until you have to explain a hickey...! :eek:

    Ever try to shoo a barracuda tho?
     
  10. ReefHugger

    ReefHugger Nassau Grouper

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    Your friend sure gets around.


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