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Mako Sharks are incredible

Discussion in 'Underwater Videography' started by Premo83, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Premo83

    Premo83 Nassau Grouper

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    Last November I had a great Mako shark encounter in the Sea of Cortez off Cabo San Lucas. As it was my only day out on the ocean I did not expect to get enough footage for a video so I planned only to take pictures. As it turned out that Mako shark stayed around for 2 hours so in the end I took some videos too. I still had to mix in some pictures in the short video. I hope you like it. All was shoot with a Sony A6500 in a Nauticam housing. Unfortunately I got a little scratch on my dome which I have to fix :-(

     
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  2. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    He stayed around because he was being fed!
     
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  3. Premo83

    Premo83 Nassau Grouper

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    I've been on trips where they used bait and the shark left after 3 minutes.
     
  4. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Leftovers?
     
  5. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Great video and pix thnx for sharing
     
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  6. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm one of those divers who are not in favor of feeding/baited shark dives.
     
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  7. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nice! Beautiful animal and closeup shots & video. I couldn't tell how long it was; maybe 7 feet or so? I'd heard mako diving was offered in that region.

    Short is good on video, in my view. I'm quite impatient unless the content is very compelling. Yours is good!

    Richard.
     
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  8. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

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    I'm thinking smaller than 7; it looks shorter than the divers in the video. Earlier this year a friend of mine was in that area on the way back from a trip to Guadelupe Island and they stopped to bait for makos; they had one little runt in the ~2 ft range that showed up and wasn't shy.

    Definitely an animal on my bucket list. They're occasionally sighted off southeast Florida, but it seems uncommon to see one while diving - I've known more divers in my area who have stumbled across a great white or whale shark.
     
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  9. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich Solo Diver

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    nice job on the video. I thought the use of the still pictures and music really made the whole thing work. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  10. Premo83

    Premo83 Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks for all the feedback :)
     

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