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Death in Cocos from shark attack

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by BDSC, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

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  2. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I agree with some of your points. One thing, I don't assume all sharks involve mistaken identify where the great white mistook the diver for a seal, or the bull shark struck in very turbid water, etc... Sadly, I believe it's possible to get hit in conditions where the viz. is okay, etc...but it's less likely.

    I hope we learn whether this was a night dive, or whether there were other, for lack of a better term, 'extenuating circumstances.' But I am open to the possibility the shark just plain attacked. It can happen.

    Richard.
     
  3. Satrekker

    Satrekker Nassau Grouper

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    Wow. So sad. Condolences to the diver's family and friends. I was just there the last week of August on the Okeanos Aggressor, and the diving was phenomenal. I saw several tiger sharks over the week. The biggest beauty was a 16' pregnant female that swam by me within 20' while I was camping out on the rocks around 110' on Dirty Rock. I literally saw thousands of sharks over the course of 24 dives and never once felt uncomfortable or threatened. I did notice a lack of sea turtles. I think I only saw 2, and I do remember our dm telling us that there weren't that many sea turtles around since the tigers returned a few years ago. Since tigers are known to feed on sea turtles, it does make me wonder about a diminishing food source possibly. <?>
     
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  4. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

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    I think it was a day dive and from the link I just posted, it was while they were surfacing or perhaps on the surface which makes sense as it’s my understanding that sharks typically attack from below the prey.
     
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  5. Satrekker

    Satrekker Nassau Grouper

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    That was my thought also.
     
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  6. scubafanatic

    scubafanatic Great White

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    This is so wrong on so many levels! Trolling on a tragedy thread...disgusting!
     
  7. DavBuc

    DavBuc Angel Fish

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    That's not trolling it's misplaced humor.

    My girlfriend laughs at funerals. She acknowledges that it's a weird response to grief.

    Everybody's different when it comes to crises.
     
  8. SaltyPhotos

    SaltyPhotos Garibaldi

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  9. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb Manta Ray

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    I have quite a wicked sense of humor. If it’s humor, I can’t even see the humor in it. It comes across as a serious post.
     
  10. scubafanatic

    scubafanatic Great White

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    ...hey, have ya heard the one about the rabbi and the crematorium ? Since we're keepin' things here so light hearted an' all.
     

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