Scuba diving on Tiger Beach, Bahamas Part 1

diving on Tiger Beach, Bahamas

When Tiger Beach is ON—it’s the world’s greatest shark dive. —Eli Martinez, Shark Diver Magazine I kneel on the ground of a sandbar at a six meter depth (19 ft) in the Bahamas crystal clear water, visibility approaches about 30 meters (98 ft). In front of me are roughly 20 lemon sharks. With a length of about three meters (10 ft), the lemons are quite impressive. When you dive with them for the first time, you might feel a bit uncomfortable, because these sharks do not know anything like a…

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Fatal shark attack at Reunion Island

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A bodyboarder was killed in a shark attack at Reunion Island February 21 after the area waters of Saint-Andre were closed at 9:30 a.m. to Indian Ocean goers.   The man, identified as Alexandre Naussac, was bitten on his thigh while boarding with a group in the shallow murky water.  His femoral artery was severed, and he lost a substantial amount of blood. A rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but Naussac expired before being pulled from the water. The 26-year-old was said to have been a shark lookout…

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Half-eaten shark washes ashore in Florida

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A half-eaten shark washed ashore this weekend in Florida. The shark, thought to be a spinner or blacktip, washed up on New Smyrna Beach on Saturday February 18. The shark was thought to be around 5 feet long before being bitten leaving many to wonder what bit off its tail. A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue who took a photo of the shark wrote on Instagram “I guess there is something even bigger out there.” He is correct about larger sharks off the Florida coast. Great white shark Katherine…

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Spearfisherman severely injured by a shark

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A spearfisherman has been severely injured by a shark in off Hinchinbrook Island in northern Queensland, Australia. Glenn Dickson had just jumped into the water from a rock when he was bitten several times by what was possibly a bull or tiger shark on February 17. Friends of the 26-year-old heard his screams and quickly pulled him from the water. Dickson was bitten several times on the leg and was rapidly losing blood. One of his friends, who is an ex-serviceman and is trained in first aid, tied a tourniquet…

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Video: Large Shark migration off a Florida beach

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Drone footage of a shark migration off a Florida beach has been shared on YouTube. The video, posted on February 10, shows hundreds of sharks swimming off the coast near the Fort Pierce Inlet to Vero Beach.   Jason Griffeth, who filmed the video, said he originally planned on filming boats, then saw the surfers and decided to have a closer look. That’s when he saw the sharks. Most of the sharks are thought to have been blacktips, however some shots of the video indicates there might be larger species swimming…

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Bull shark attacks in slow motion

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Danny Henricks has shared his video of a bull shark attack in slow motion Henricks was spearfishing for food near the Great Barrier Reef earlier this year when he was charged by a male bull shark. The 35-year-old said he had not speared any fish and there was no blood in the water. As he was driving down, he spotted the shark on the edge of the channel. “It’s not uncommon for sharks to come at you . . . size you up to see if you’re an easy meal,…

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Video: Hammerhead shark investigates divers

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Video has been shared showing a hammerhead shark as it investigates divers off the coast of Florida. The video was posted to Facebook February 3 and features an extremely inquisitive shark. Leigh Cobb and Christian Torres were scuba diving with Calypso Dive Charters when the large great hammerhead came in for a closer look. At first the shark bumps into one diver’s brightly colored fins. It may have been curious about the highly reflective orange fin gliding through the water. However, after the diver’s fin brushed it away, the shark…

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Swimmer bitten by a shark in Florida

A swimmer was been bitten by a shark in Florida on February 11 at Melbourne Beach. The unidentified man was near Ocean Avenue and Atlantic Street at Ocean Park when the incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. The 22-year-old was bitten on the hand and was treated on scene by the Brevard County Fire Rescue before being taken to the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. The beach does not have lifeguards during the winter months and signs are posted alerting beach goers to swim at their own risk. There…

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Kayaker knocked into the water by a shark

A kayaker was knocked into the water by a shark off the coast near Durban, South Africa. Murray van Wyk was fishing with friends February 6 off Eastmoor Crescent Beach when he hooked a tuna fish, only to be quickly relieved of his catch and knocked off his kayak by an eager shark. His friend Owen McMillan had his camera on, and although he wasn’t close to van Wyk he filmed the event from a distance. “He was busy reeling in his catch, a tuna, and he saw a large…

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Video:Tourist grabbed a shark for a selfie and got bitten

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A tourist grabbed a shark for a selfie and got bitten near Fernando de Noronha on Brazil’s northeast coast. The naive young woman was at Baia do Sueste Beach February 6 when she spotted the shark in the surf at the marine park. The 35-year-old grabbed the young sharkling out of the water and held on to it as it thrashed around. Undeterred, the woman, only identified as J.B.M., fought to keep her grip. However, the shark pup fought for its life and latched onto the woman’s right hand. J.B.M….

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