What it’s like working on a shark cage diving boat Part 3

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Alex Wright has been sharing his experiences while working on a shark cage diving boat. In part two he told us about cage diving operations off South Australia. Today, he’s taking us to Guadalupe Island “After leaving South Australia in March of 2017, I had gotten home, and somehow lined up a job working as a PADI Divemaster for another cage diving operation based in San Diego, California. The was going to be a new experience for me, as I would be working and living on the board the boats…

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Video: Great White Serial Killer Lives?

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Jimi Partington of Shark Diving Xperts was recently featured on the Shark Week episode Great White Serial Killer Lives. In one of the week’s most harrowing moments, Jimi reached out to move a curious great white shark away from a platform and got a very close look inside the shark’s mouth. We reached out to ask him what it was like to be part of Shark Week, and find out how close he really came to losing his arm. First, I have to ask, what’s up with the title Great…

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Video: Gums, the toothless Great White Shark

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Video of a toothless great white shark has been shared on social media. Doug Vanderby was diving with Shark Diving Xperts and was lucky enough to film the shark as it passed by his cage off Guadalupe Island on October 26, 2016. Because of the large number of missing teeth in the shark’s mouth, Vanderby gave the shark the nickname of Gums. It is believed to be the same great white shark that became stuck in a cage last year. We were able to speak with Mr. Vanderby about the…

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Great White Slams into Shark Cage

Video has surfaced of the moment a great white shark slams into a shark cage The video was filmed off the coast of Mexico’s Guadalupe Island, which is known for its large migrating population of great white sharks. Diver Ming Chan from Singapore was with a group to film the sharks as they were brought near the shark cages.  To entice sharks to approach the cages, large pieces of tuna or other fish are pulled by rope in front of and around the cages. Unfortunately for the shark in the…

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Great White Shark Photographer George T. Probst Part 2

Welcome to our interview with shark photographer George T. Probst, Part 2.  If you missed part 1, it’s available here.  We pick up with a question at Guadalupe Mexico, a favorite white shark hangout where Mr. Probst has taken some awesome photos. Guadalupe seems to be the go-to place in North America to film white sharks. How much does it cost, and who do you go with? A 5-day trip, which includes 3 days of diving, usually starts at around $3,000 USD, not including tax or tip. The particular dive…

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