I was the first to jump in the water. Once the bubbles cleared away I was greeted with a spectacular site. Thousands of fish everywhere.
|millions of bait fish|
About 90' below the bait fish, a group of yellow fin tuna circled.
|Yellow fin tuna|
|Bait fish and sharks|
|shark swims above|
Once Paul got in the water the sharks came to investigate. One shark, a smaller female, was very curious making us both a little nervous. She would swim straight in, bumping our fins from the back and from the front we had to push her away. Eventually we got our cool back and we were able to enjoy the attention.
|Diver, Shark, and Ahi|
Whenever the shark tours would leave or swap boats all the sharks at the cage would come and investigate us. The next five minutes would be spent pushing away the bombardment of shark snouts. Eventually they would lose interest and we would be back to diving in peace.
|I count 15 sharks|
I'm not sure how I feel about riding on the sharks fin. While I have done so in the past, I think I have moved on. Seeing it now as too invasive for the sharks. My friend however wanted a few shots, and since he was generous enough to take me out shark diving, I obliged.
I just wish he would have at least helped pick off the parasites ;)
|Echthrogaleus coleoptratus (?)|
The new location Is great, and I hope to get a few more shark dives in before the winter swells hit!