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Great White spotted at Crystal Bay

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by acidrush, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    I don't know how I would feel seeing them out in the open, but when I was protected by a cage it was pretty epic.
     
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  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @dirtfarmer

    I would imagine you won't encounter many GWS in your barn yard

    However. the California F&G completed a study in which the discovered the cute little California Sea Otter was one of the favorite foods of the GWS.

    IF you ever decide to dive in NorCal avoid the Sea Otters..

    SDM
     
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  3. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

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    Looks like something I'd be glad to have seen, once back on the boat all in one piece. While in the water would be another story. I've never seen a great white in person; I've wondered sometimes if any have seen me.

    At least the one in the photo looks stocky, hopefully well-fed. I really don't want to see one that looks hungry, like it hasn't eaten in awhile...

    Richard.
     
  4. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That’s why there are cave divers:D
     
  5. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    I think they are open to eating pretty much any time. It's probably not much as them only being hungry, it's probably about do you look like or smell like something they would like to eat.
    If I saw one in open water I would probably be super excited until it swam off then I'd probably be a bit freaked out until I was back on the boat.
     
  6. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    I have a theory - he's one of ours and while taking a tour of the north west to see why a pair of southern right whales were 2000kms out of place at Ningaloo his maps.me connection dropped out so he's a lil bit lost....please point him in the right direction and send him home.

    Or - doing a house swap vacation with one of your mola mola who's been spotted down here....

    While a cool surprise for divers up there it's a bit curious as to why we're having "your drunk fish, go home" episodes lately. The GWS tend to love low viz colder water - I've seen three in a decade and they all did exactly nothing other than what nurse sharks do....swam past and ignored me. I do know of others weren't exactly that well behaved though.
     
  7. Scubagolf

    Scubagolf Manta Ray

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    If you dive, swim, or surf in So Cal, Mr Big is in the neighborhood.
     
  8. Bagfullofstories

    Bagfullofstories Angel Fish

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    Damnit! Was diving there last week. Kinda jealous about this great unexpected encounter!
     
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  9. RTC'83

    RTC'83 DIR Practitioner

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    Feel the same way. A hazard to divers.
     
  10. BenjaminF

    BenjaminF Photographer

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    If anything, it is the other way around. Humans are a hazard to the sharks.
     

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