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Shark attack fatality off Black Rock, Maui

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by Jcp2, May 28, 2019.

  1. Jcp2

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  2. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC USA
    Black rock is a very popular snorkeling area right at a strip of hotels. Down the beach a bit is another beach where they warn of sharks. Given the sharks are known to have fins and swim, I wondered about that when in Maui.
  3. FezUSA

    FezUSA Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hiram, OH, USA
    Going back a few years but I "had" to go to HI for work for a couple of weeks. Wife has family on Maui so once I was done on the big island I hopped over there for a 2-week family vacation and stayed at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel near Black Rock. That was where I did my first ever dive, a walk-in beach dive around Black Rock after lessons in the hotel pool! Me and the kids spent quite a few hours snorkeling all along there, being very careful not to get pushed onto the jagged rocks. I don't remember seeing shark warning signs anywhere back then, and the waters edge was always full of people.
  4. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    The news should be "The last fatal shark attack in Hawaii was in 2015, when a snorkeler off Maui was killed." And only two bites along the way. Considering the number of sharks in the water off Maui, and the number of people in the water over that time... Its not good being the victim,it never is, but its more a stroke of bad luck than anything else.

    That's my theory when I dive the Red Triangle up here in NorCal.


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