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Any diver out there been attacked by a big shark?!

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by miserkris, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. wildbill9

    wildbill9 Manta Ray

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    Dove with lots of sharks over the years and never a problem....now I have been attacked.by Damsel fish, talk about mean b'stards, if they grew as big as a shark i would quit diving! Bill
     
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  2. aldertyler

    aldertyler Nassau Grouper

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    I haven't been attacked by a shark, but various species of fish, when guarding eggs, have attacked my mask.
     
  3. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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  4. miserkris

    miserkris Barracuda

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    Great response...
    Btw do sharks attack only a lone person? What if i stay closer to the group... they might get intimidated by the group right?
     
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  5. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    Most shark experts acknowledge that to avoid attack a person does not have to be an exceptionally fast swimmer. He/she just has to be faster than at least one other diver in the group. :)
     
  6. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    My mate just got back from somewhere



    his breathing sounds a bit shemp
    or is that video breathing
     
  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    That sound is either your buddy or someone near him calling the sharks.

    I've seen (and heard) it done with a plastic drinking bottle.
     
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Where are you going diving? The sharks usually see the divers and skedaddle long before the divers ever get to see them.

    I know it's hard not to be a bit worried but you shouldn't be.
     
  9. John Bantin

    John Bantin Dive Shop

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  10. MrVegas

    MrVegas Nassau Grouper

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    In the old Cousteau "Sharks!" documentary, they are in the Red Sea and stuff a dummy diver's wetsuit full of fish and wait for a white tip to come attack it. How long do white tips live and what do they remember?

    I have never seen a shark underwater, but I have swum with nurse sharks (on purpose) and with spinner sharks (not on purpose). The only things that ever attack me are bluegills in quarries. If I see a bluegill following me, I keep my eye on it.
     

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