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Diver & Nurse Shark

BEL1

Belize

 

Ambergris Cay

Amigos Wreck

10/19/97

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Diver & Nurse Shark

BEL1

Belize

 

Ambergris Cay

Amigos Wreck

10/19/97

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Nurse Shark

BEL1

Belize

 

Ambergris Cay

Amigos Wreck

10/19/97

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Nurse Shark

BEL1

Belize

 

Ambergris Cay

Shark Ray Alley

10/20/97

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Nurse Sharks

BEL1

Belize

 

Ambergris Cay

Hol Chan Preserve

10/20/97

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Nurse Shark

STK1

St Kitts Nevis

 

St Kitts Nevis

Monkey Shoals

4/29/96

Whenever we tell someone that we scuba dive, the first question is often "What about sharks?" The truth is that with the exception of nurse sharks, we have only seen sharks about half a dozen times on over 300 dives, and they usually take one look at us and turn tail and swim away. Nurse sharks are abundant on Caribbean reefs, but they are more like big catfish than sharks. They spend the day sleeping under ledges, and their favorite food is lobster. They will not attack humans unless they do something stupid like pull their tail.

Some of the photos on this page show us interacting with the nurse sharks on the Amigos wreck off of Ambergris Cay, Belize. This dive is hosted by Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop, and is a controlled feeding and handling of juvenile nurse sharks. It was a remarkable experience for us and we feel it would be a shame if this type of interaction were banned. We do not in any way support molesting or harming sea creatures and are avid supporters of coral reef and ocean conservation. However, we are not against interacting with marine life in a controlled situation and in a manner that does no harm. We feel that the banning of shark feeding dives such as the recent law passed by the State of Florida is a reaction based on fear and ignorance of these remarkable creatures, for which we can mostly thank Hollywood.

New whale shark photos from Isla Holbox, Mexico: flickr.com/photos/coralreefdreams

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