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Offline Pacific State 808

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Silky's !
« on: June 23, 2012, 01:48:41 PM »
Hi All  :grin:

A little clip of video I shot a just couple of days ago, all hand held ! Awesome experience but it was pushing it a little  :grin:

I hope the absolute thrill of this snorkel comes across in the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaxATD_VkFU

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Silky's !
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 04:06:14 PM »
 :wow:  So many sharks, so close.  No reason to fear them???

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Re: Silky's !
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 11:01:37 PM »
 :minishark:  How thrilling!!   :minishark:

Was somebody feeding them to keep them around or was it just natural curiosity that kept them swimming around you?
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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Re: Silky's !
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 02:30:50 AM »
The dive guides were really against me going in with the Silkys at first, they are one of the most intelligent sharks and are very clever thinkers. I used the hull of the boat to give me a protection from one side of the sharks and I had a rope around my waste and the slack of the rope was controlled by another diver inside the boat so that the swell of the waves didn't push me out into open water. Silkys are cunning like a fox, they will try to get you alone and seperated in the water and they would take advantage of the situation, they are absolutely fearless of humans which is rare for sharks, very curious and inquisitive.

It was really good to see them so close, lovely animals.
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