Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Stunning video of diving with sharks

I don't know the story behind this video, but it does seem like we're looking at a future Darwin Award winner.

Posted by Rick MacPherson over at Malaria, bedbugs, sea lice and sunsets, it shows several divers practicing to be shark whisperers with one or more great white sharks. I've done a lot of diving and I've NEVER seen anything like this.

Riding the dorsal fin of a huge shark? Again and again? Patting it on the snout? I don't think this needs a "don't try this at home" warning.

I'll ask Rick where this came from.


Up Welng said...


i know nothing of the film makers or where this was shot... but it certainly gives one opportunity to reflect on some appropriate words by Jacques Cousteau:

"If human civilization is going to invade the waters of the earth, then let it be first of all to carry a message of respect."

Hodad said...

Andy Murdoch from Shark Diver Magazine came to El Salvador in January where i hooked him up to get some diving shots, with the local fishermen, it did not happen, but I will try to get some myself,

shame the locals are now fishing for shark as the fins at $50 lb are wanted by the 'little dick' Chinese for soup for perceived virility solutions
and they are long lining for them, best i not see them

at least the meat we eat in ES , baked with butter and garlic, not bad,
but best when i get back to teach them other methods to fish, and leave the sharks alone
it sells for $2 in the large grocery stores and I am even seeing it here locally in Myrtle Beach, shame shame