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What's YOUR Favorite Shark?

Discussion in 'Shark Forum!' started by tphelps, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
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    That's like asking a parent to pick their favorite child (fortunately I have only one, my son Kevin). I've dived caged and uncaged with great whites and they are truly amazing, but I love all sharks. Dived with them all over the Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean. Just got back from the Bahamas and am editing my footage from four shark dives there... almost exclusively grey reef sharks.
     
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  2. J Easy

    J Easy Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: FW, TX
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    Having just got back from a trip to Socorro, I have to say I am absolutely amazed by Silvertip sharks. One dive I had a group of 7-8 swim past me and it was awesome.
     
  3. xyrandomyx

    xyrandomyx Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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    I'm with drbill, I don't really have a favourite. I do always enjoy diving with the Broadnose Sevengill sharks here, though.

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  4. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    22,790
    5,964
    113
    Cool on the sevengill... I have yet to see them but haven't been diving down off San Diego where they've become somewhat frequent sights.
     
  5. xyrandomyx

    xyrandomyx Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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    It's nice to hear that you can see them near San Diego too -- I was under the impression that they mostly stuck to water too deep for diving in most of the world. There's just one site where they're commonly sighted here -- a fairly accessible shore dive (or an easy boat dive if you don't fancy surface swims). They're strange-looking sharks, without that big dorsal fin we usually expect.
     
  6. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    4,494
    1,054
    113
    I saw one at La Jolla Cove when I was down in San Diego a couple of weeks ago. I was told that they are fairly commonly seen there.


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  7. smellzlikefish

    smellzlikefish Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Oahu, Hawaii
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    No favorite here, either. But here is a shot of a tiger I came across earlier this year.

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  8. jellybelly

    jellybelly Divemaster

    # of Dives:
    Location: ireland
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    i like all sharks i have dived with black/white tip reef sharks, bull sharks leopard sharks, whale sharks and basking sharks all great encounters i would love to see the mighty great white and some hammerheads and tigers ..
     
  9. amyycp

    amyycp Angel Fish

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    I think mine would be[FONT=arial, sans-serif] Rhincodon Typus (Whale Shark)[/FONT]
    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Because they are immense, beautiful and graceful creatures, the largest fish in the ocean that eat the smallest creatures in the ocean. [/FONT]
    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]I have not dove with them yet but i definatley will sometime when i gather the money together :p [/FONT]
     
  10. AaronA

    AaronA Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: New Haven, CT
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    I gotta say the oceanic white tip. Long distance traveler and cool looking fins. hope to see one at some point.
     
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