Hunting sharks

On the ship we operationally changed the diving location. On the originally planned seemed to be little fish while the nearby locality had plenty of them. Then, when I looked from the bottom of sea toward the surface, thru the fish was barely see the sky. And the change of location was not great only because of the quantity of fish.

We sailed along the coral reefs and from the darkness of water directly against us appeared shark (whitetip reef shark) and by the graceful arc disappeared again. We continued swimming in a gentle current, and I lost interest in everything else. Will the shark appear again? He did! And he was not alone. There were two. Again, however, only showed themselves and sailed away.

The current changed and with it we turned out direction. I was losing hope that the two sharks will return. Sharks surprised me - emerged behind us and in a few graceful movements showed us the rear fins.

Few minutes later I was alone with my guide. The silence disturbed only bubbles from our automatics. We were no hurry, just looking ... and waiting. We cruised around schools of fish, which we did not pay much attention. Then it happened.

"Drum!" Deafening sound as fast drums cut through the water. That all the fish in a single moment changed their direction. "Drum" came again. Except fish performing serial flash exercise was nothing to see. Until the third time. "Drum!" Several meters ahead us emerged two sharks. This time they rushed for a fish almost as big as they are. Trinity we swept overhead and lost to the reef.

This time in Raja Ampat (Papua Barat, Indonesia) I didn

Photo credits: Petr Zamecnik.

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August 22, 2013


:-) diving with sharks is not so dangerous.

Most kinds of shark are not attacking humans, only as an accident - and most on surfboarders who looks like their food (e.g. turtles). There are only three kinds of dangerous sharks - the great white shark, bull shark and tiger shark.

August 21, 2013


You must have nerves of steel! These photos are well worth it though, congrats on surviving, lol!

August 20, 2013


Great images! Thanks for sharing!

August 12, 2013


Thanks. For dinner I prefere tona fish ;-).

August 12, 2013


Nice pictures!I like to eat them, they don't have bones:)Thanks for sharing!

August 10, 2013


WHOA.. i WOULD have been scared to death! good photos and looks like a topic a lot of people wont touch.. me included!

August 10, 2013


Thank you. Sharks are my favorit underwater animals :-).

August 09, 2013


Magnificent pics and interesting article: I love sharks :)

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