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Old 04-04-2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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Video from our dive on 4/1/12. Second shark that chased us off of a wreck that day. Totaled 2 amberjack, 4 trigger, and a scamp grouper. Didn't give anything up to the tax man either, despite being bullied a couple times

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:50 AM   #2
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Damn that's crazy. I had a similar experience a couple of years ago with about 9ft bull. He circled us 3 times. First time was at 25ft out, 2nd time was 15ft and the 3rd he was gun length or less away. He was so close I could see his blood type haha. Had to get aggressive with my spear tip. From that day on I have carried a powerhead. I'm thinking ole sharky would have got a pop to the liver on that dive. Glad you guys made it out safe. Great video thanks for posting.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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great video! I just ordered a power head off of Clay Do that would have been a great time to use one !
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Yep, I hate when they follow you up off the wreck.

At least he never got too aggressive.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:59 AM   #5
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Off topic, but, was that the Rodrigo y Gabriella cover of Orion?
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NICE! ....Just a suggestion....but the shark was WAY more calm than the divers... +...bolting for the surface is a shure way to get it excited. Controlling your heart rate and breathing will keep you calm, keep the shark calm, and won't blind the camera with bubbles!
Nice video + nice Jack!
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:20 AM   #7
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Great music. I've never heard that version of Orion before.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:49 AM   #8
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Firefish is correct you can see in the video when the diver pointed the spear gun at him and faced him he peeled off. Just swim toward them and try to poke him and he will cowered away. If you can poke him he most likely not want any more of it and haul ass. When he goes back and forth he is getting the scent of the blood in the water and will eventually zero in on it.
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Cool video!
Glad you guys are safe and that you didn't feed the shark.
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Sharks are like dogs, when you throw a ball, they will chase it. It natural for any predator to chase something when it runs from them. you’re not on the Sharks menu. Like Ron stated, stand your ground poke at them and they'll leave you alone.

Nice clear water!
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