Shark Bait

Submarine

Submarine

These photos are from a shark diving trip which launched from the Gansbaai area.  Shark Diving Unlimited ran the trip professionally.  On the boat there is a steel cage so the sharks can be viewed at water level or slightly below by divers.  The water was cold and the sea was rough, so I did not last very long in the cage. These are Great White sharks which are nearly extinct.

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    • Thank you for thinking of me but I do not participate in referral awards.

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      April 30, 2014 at 8:36 am

      • Me either so have no worries I am just sending out respect just this one time! Kiss Kiss

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        April 30, 2014 at 8:42 am

        • Thank you. If you want to do something for me, look at a lot of photos on the blog.

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          April 30, 2014 at 8:50 am

  1. mcrohio

    You are brave! (You’re a better man than I am …) I love the pix and I can all but feel that water.

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    April 30, 2014 at 8:41 am

  2. Wonderful shots! Must have been exciting to watch the shark biting the bait!

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    April 30, 2014 at 8:45 am

  3. Simply awesome. A dream of mine.

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    April 30, 2014 at 8:47 am

  4. Just seen an item about one of the shark tours in South Africa, on BBC news. Quite controversial it seems.

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    April 30, 2014 at 8:52 am

    • Please elaborate.

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      April 30, 2014 at 8:52 am

      • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3716093.stm This is an old version, similar to the item I was watching this morning. The story is essentially the same; blaming the practice of chumming for increased shark attacks. Some agree and others do not , including researchers.

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        April 30, 2014 at 9:03 am

        • Sounds like someone is trying to whip up a story. There were some dive operators chumming the blue hole of Belize to make the trip more interesting for their clients. Sharks don’t go in there normally because there isn’t anything to eat.

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          April 30, 2014 at 9:10 am

        • It does sound like one of those stories that comes out again and again without any resolution. It was just rather striking to have recently ( today) watched these sharks on TV and then to find your photos. I am having a shark day. :)

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          April 30, 2014 at 9:21 am

  5. Oh man, that’s bitten me!

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    April 30, 2014 at 9:02 am

  6. Nice capture of that shark! I like the “going for chum” image too and the beautiful clouds with the rays coming through!

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    April 30, 2014 at 9:11 am

    • The clouds with rays was previously published in B&W. Going for Chum has not been previously published. Thank you.

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      April 30, 2014 at 9:12 am

  7. Wow, I’m so scary about shark, great shot!! :)

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    April 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

  8. Dude! If I could shadow you for one day…must add that to bucket list :)

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    April 30, 2014 at 10:32 am

  9. Cool

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    April 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm

  10. All lovely photos but that shark catching the bait out of water is excellent :-)!!! Thanks for sharing these Ron.

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    April 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

  11. great shots, that looks like an exciting day out on the water!

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    May 1, 2014 at 5:06 am

    • Nice hearing from you, Jill. It sure was exciting with lots of shark swim by action.

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      May 1, 2014 at 7:11 am

      • I bet! I’ve been on the fence about doing that kind of dive. One of my friends went in S Africa and just raved about it. I’m happy enough to just stay in the nice calm shallow water where the colors are still good and bright and there are lots of fish. I would like to do one of those shark/ray feedings for sure and would REALLY like to go with the whale sharks!

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        May 2, 2014 at 12:50 am

  12. I seriously didn’t know Great Whites were almost extinct. Wow. :o(

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    May 1, 2014 at 4:08 pm

  13. LB

    Wonderful series! I really like Submarine and Seagull.

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    May 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

  14. Great images….. haven’t been to south africa maybe one day….. in west oz they are busy culling these amazing creatures because they have the gall to occasionally eat one of us….like us I guess they get hungry sometimes!! What an icon!

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    May 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    • Sharks are essential for a healthy ocean. They eliminate sick and injured animals.

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      May 3, 2014 at 4:30 am

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