Welcome to ScubaBoard, an online scuba diving forum community where you can join over 205,000 divers diving from around the world. If the topic is related to scuba diving, this is the place to find divers talking about it. To gain full access to ScubaBoard (and make this large box go away) you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:
Participate in over 500 dive topic forums and browse from over 5,500,000 posts.
Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
Post your own photos or view from well over 100,000 user submitted images.
Gain access to our free classifieds marketplace to buy, sell and trade gear, travel and services.
Use the calendar to organize your events and enroll in other members' events.
Find a dive buddy or communicate directly with scuba equipment manufacturers.
All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!
NEW for 2014 Access SBlogbook for members. It allows you to directly upload data from your dive computer, validate your logs digitally, link your dives to photos, videos, dive centers (9,000 on file), fishes (14,000 on file) and much more.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the ScubaBoard Support Team.
dives a wing so big it threatens marine life and maritime traffic
Cold Northern Part
1,000 - 2,499
Sharknado! yep... a movie about a shark tornado
Yes, it has happened.
Sharknado! Sharknado (TV Movie 2013) - IMDb
Flying sharks...since there are no more intelligent stories left to be told.
Besides, flying pirahnas has already been done...
Technically the sharks weren't flying, they were just sky surfing in tornadoes. But that gave them all they needed to launch an attack against Los Angeles. A 2200 pound shark is surprisingly aerodynamic.
I zipped through most of the movie where some actors I remember from somewhere years ago struggle to bring formulaic characters to life. I wanted to get right to the flying sharks. Yes, the title says it all. You may think a great white shark is bad news in the water but wait till you see them flying around. This is the big break that sharks have been waiting for. As in all SyFy Original movies, they end up killing the monster with some explosive device made of canisters, tubes and wires taped together that the brave protagonist has to stick it in the monster's mouth, eye or butt at just the right time to kill it. I never guessed it would work on tornadoes filled with sharks.
This would be heart-breaking on the level of shark conservation but then we look at some previous SyFy Channel movies
This isn't the absurdist use of violence we see peppered with the great lines of a Tarantino film. It's too gorey to be funny in a Monty pythion kind of way. So boys and girls, how do we feel about this? Does it bring awareness to the plight of oceanic apex predators?
One of the best 'so bad, it's good' movies I've seen for a while.
Best of all was the continuity... showing a giant storm, then cut to characters standing on a sunny, calm beach. Or that they didn't 'close off' shooting locations, so we see people getting devoured by flying tiger sharks, whilst commuters go about their routine business in the background.. LMAO
The shark 'chasing' one character up a climbing rope was particularly inspired... chomp-chomp-chomp as it chewed its way up the rope! ha ha ha
Not to mention all the 'spliced' footage hilarity... stuff purloined from documentaries (great white swimming in deep blue), then flash to a shark fin emerging from a muddy storm drain. The 'hurricane' spliced footage was great too... I recognized spliced footage from earlier typhoons in the Philippines - didn't look like Beverly Hills at all
I also loved the fact that characters choose to confront attacking sharks with chainsaws, even though they were riding around in a mini-gun armed Hummer... that they 'happened' to find sitting around on an LA side-street... (look closely... you'll see the gatling gun...)
*spoiler* 'Equalizing' tornadoes (and dispersing them) by throwing home-made LPG camping-stove bottle 'bombs' was also a stroke of genius... who'd have guessed... think of all the lives that could have been saved in real life.... LMFAO