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Spearfishing bullshark

Discussion in 'Underwater Hunting' started by ryanski, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. ryanski

    ryanski Contributor

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    Has anyone seen this video? What do you all think.
     
  2. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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    Unfortunate encounter. Shows how well sharks blend in with the environment and attack with stealth and speed. The spearo was skilled and lucky. Glad the diver is okay, but I feel sad for the shark.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018
  3. ryanski

    ryanski Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: buffalo ny
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  4. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Sharks are an occupational hazard of spear fishing..
     
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  5. ryanski

    ryanski Contributor

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    I have only spearfished once. Two tanks scuba diving. I haven't run into one yet while spearing. It was def super fun.
     
  6. Barnaby'sDad

    Barnaby'sDad ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Lucky diver. It is unfortunate about the shark, but that was clearly not a "just want to see what you're up to" approach. I think the below comment from Youtube nailed it.

     
  7. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Contributor

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    Unfortunate for the shark, but personally if it comes down to a "my life or his" situation I'm not taking one for the team. I just try not to let it get to that point.

    The one time I had a bull shark make a run at me I picked it up at a range of about 50 ft and swam straight at it. That got it to back down, although it didn't seem to be closing at the rate the shark was in this video.
     
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  8. MaxPat

    MaxPat Registered

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    Bring me my brown wet suit!
     
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  9. ryanski

    ryanski Contributor

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    Location: buffalo ny
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    i did a non feeding bullshark dive in playa del carmen. The sharks were surprisingly chill. I did have two come directly at me and veer off at maybe 4-5 to meters. Nowhere near as fast as this shark just leisure like swim.
     
  10. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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    Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
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    Full play by play interview with the Aussie spearo who survived the bull shark attack unscathed. Unreal that people wish violence upon him and his family. My only point of contention is that standing on the coral is a bad choice. Anchoring a float as a rest station is the way to go. Definitely self-defense.

     

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