How Cage Diving with Great White Sharks Began Part 2

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In Part 1 of our series, we looked at origins of cage diving and what divers learned from those early expeditions. In Part 2, we visit the history of great white shark dive spots around the world. South Africa In South Africa, cage diving is of younger origin and was only practiced sporadically in the western Cape Province around Struisbaai, east of Cape Agulhas, and in False Bay near Cape Town in the late 1980s. In 1997, seven commercial cage dive operators finally entered the Dyer Island Channel at Gansbaai….

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How Cage Diving with Great White Sharks Began Part 1

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Have you ever wondered how cage diving with great white sharks began? In Part 1 of our series, we look at the history of cage diving with great white sharks. Last October it happened again: A video showed how a white shark broke through the bars of a shark cage in front of the Mexican island of Guadalupe. Not only was it horrible for the diver, but also for the shark. The animal had rammed the metal construction and became trapped. Helplessly, the crew watched as the shark grew very…

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Video:Fisherman gaffs protected great white shark

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A disturbing video showing fisherman gaff a protected great white shark has been posted on social media. In the video, which was posted to Facebook by Mike Hefner, a juvenile great white shark is pulled from the water and up the side of the Huntington Beach Pier by a fisherman using a long rope with a hook which appears to be lodged in the shark gills.   Another image, posted later, shows the damaged gills were split and bleeding. Great white sharks are a protected species and it is against…

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Video:14-foot great white shark tagged off South Carolina

A 14-foot great white shark has been tagged off South Carolina. Chip Michalove with Outcast Sports Fishing caught the female shark February 1. The group was 16 miles off the coast of Hilton Head when they hooked the large female. Once the shark was near the boat, it was fitted with tracking devices, but during the tagging, the shark managed to take a bite of the boat. “Just like any animal, they want to get the hell out of town,” Michalove told WLTX19. “You grab anything wild they’re going to…

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10-year old surfer cruises over a great white shark?

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The moment a 10-year-old surfer cruises over a great white shark has reportedly been captured on camera. Chris Hasson was taking photos of his son Eden off Samurai Beach, near Newcastle in New South Wales January 24 when he saw a dark shape in the water. “I see a big dark shape and [was] about to call the small group in and Eden takes off on a left [wave] and smashes it to the beach. Just as he is taking off, I see something out of the corner of my…

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Great white shark filmed off Florida Coast

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A great white shark has been filmed off the Florida coast. Dive master Corey Embree was with Calypso Dive Charters when they traveled 3 miles (5km) off the coast of Juno Beach to shark dive on January 1. The group began chumming the waters to attract sharks to the dive site known as the Lemon Drop. After they dropped in a chum box, they jumped in the water descending down to around 80 feet. The group saw several nurse sharks and few lemon sharks just before the great white shark…

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Massive Great White Shark has been Caught off the Florida Coast

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A 14-foot (4m) great white shark has been caught off the Florida coast. The massive shark was hooked around 20 miles (32km) east of Port Canaveral on December 19. Captain Craig Shaffer of the deep sea fishing boat Canaveral Princess had taken guests to bottom-fish in 100 feet (30m) of water when the shark was hooked. “We were fishing for snapper and the great white decided to eat my bait,” Captain Shaffer told News Channel 8. The shark broke the line and swam away unharmed, according to a post on…

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Video: Great White Shark Bumps Spearfisherman

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A video has been published that appears to show a great white shark bumping into a spearfisherman. Ash Gibb heard that a great white shark had been sighted off Lucky Bay, which is east of Esperance in Western Australia. The Kalgoorlie-based filmmaker decided to take a peek and shoot a few fish at the same time. Gibb dove down to film a fish at about 16-feet-deep (5m). As he followed the fish, a slight thump can be heard on the footage. Then, the great white shark comes into frame after…

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Great White Shark Severed a Divers Air Hose

Photos of the moment a Great White Shark Severs a Diver’s Air Hose have been published. Chris Gillette was enjoying a shark cage dive off the coast of Guadalupe, Mexico when he got an up close view of a great white shark. A bait bag floated directly next to the semi-submersible cage Gillette was in.  Unfortunately, Gillette’s surface-supplied air umbilical was outside of the cage and near the bait bag. As the 15-foot long great white shark approached to consume the bait bag, it bit through Gillette’s air supply hose….

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Megalodon: The Giant Toothed One

In 1667, Danish naturalist Nicolaus Steno made a discovery that forever changed the way we viewed the oceans forever.  The fossils were thought to have been the petrified tongues of dragons or snakes, but what Nicolaus realised was the truth was equally, if not far more terrifying. These strange objects were actually the fossilized teeth of the largest shark to have roamed the oceans, the megalodon. As with other sharks, the megalodon’s skeletal structure was mainly cartilage. Megalodon shark remains are very rare and at best, poorly preserved, the teeth…

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