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What kind of shark is this?

Discussion in 'Shark Forum!' started by hammet, May 15, 2018.

  1. RyanT

    RyanT Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Maryland
    +1. Even though it wasn't a marine predator, ask Roy Horn how that worked out for him.
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  2. Gamecock

    Gamecock Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: South Carolina
    Definitely a Tiger. Persnickety lil devil.
  3. RockiesFan

    RockiesFan Solo Diver

    Over my four decades of life, I have compiled a long list of bad ideas, some through personal experience, some via intuition. I would say that hand feeding sharks makes the top 10.
  4. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
    I saw the entire video on YouTube it is definitely a tiger.
  5. BeerNye

    BeerNye Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Twinsburg, OH
  6. HeliMech

    HeliMech Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Whitehorse, Yukon - land of very little diving
    Feeding sharks seems ridiculous. I have zero interest in any feeding of wild animals of any kind.

    But this happens a lot. People pay to do this stuff all the time. Like me this November. I'm going for a week on Blackbeard's.

    Hopefully they skip the incontinence inducing Tiger Beach. They do one "shark dive" though where they chum for sharks.

    I kinda wish they weren't doing it. Not out of fear but just a general dislike of the idea of any wild animal being conditioned to associate me with having food...and then being confused or disappointed when it finds out I don't have any.
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  7. aquacat8

    aquacat8 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Savannah, GA
    Sharks are having such a bad time with humans killing them off, the last thing they or we need is the creation of conditioned “man eaters”!
  8. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Miami
    Old clip and it keeps getting dredged up for shock reaction regarding Tiger Beach and other shark feeding examples.

    I'll say that's an example of what not to do. We get low on the bottom so that we don't have to guard as much personal space; you don't want to be standing upright with sharks down low and you never let the shark just bump you like that. There's a very real chance they could decide to do a test bite if there's no pushback.
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  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    Defending the practice, halcyondaze?
  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    Meh. I don't like shark feed dives, but I won't condemn them either. I've been harassed by sharks when I've been hunting since 1969, before any organized feeding dives. It's instinctual for them. They aren't mammals and extrapolating their behavior based on how bears react is not supported. UM has actually studied them and find that there's no correlation. I believe them. So vote with your fins. You like shark dives? If you play with sharks, then you might get bit.
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