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- December 13, 2008 at 4:25 pm #261541
Just came back from Phuket, and went to the nearby Khai Nok island.
First time seeing a black-tip reef shark in the flesh while snorkelling. Guide said to be harmless, and I thought it will be a small baby sharks etc…..but it was LARGE…..and quite exciting when it zip pass me the first time! Guess there was only one there, and in total of say the half-hr there, I saw it 3 times. Kind of hard to shoot as it was really fast, and by the time I see it, it would have gone pass me.
Nevertheless, these are definitely SNAPSHOTs and not quality shots, but to share them here nevertheless.
Canon A610 with U/W casing.
#1:2nd time it zip pass me, just raised my camera and snap
#2: 3rd and last time I saw it coming to me. by the time I raise camera, it swam away.
After the 3rd time, I said enough, and began to worry. What if I cut myself on the corals???? So made my way back….careful not to injure myself….furthermore, I had some scratches previously, so not sure if that would give out any smell!December 14, 2008 at 3:56 am #277558Foley, Cornelius MichaelMember
Interesting to see these sharks, I’d be a bit concerned too
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.December 14, 2008 at 4:29 am #277567stingReySpectator
Any shot showing those massive teeth?
Your Safety is more important.December 14, 2008 at 8:44 am #277582
ha ha…..if I manage to show its teeth….you probably find the picture on someone else PC, who picked up the floating U/W camera somewhere…..December 14, 2008 at 5:39 pm #277660amc717Spectator
Thanks for sharing your shark pics…these make me miss diving more.
Just got to say that when you actually see a shark, you’re one of the luck ones (in reference to scuba diving). I have known a lady diver who logged 80 dives before actually seeing a shark. We get this myth that its so easy to see a shark when one dives, but their more shy than we think (well, speaking from my experience).
Hope to dive soon…maybe you could organize a dive trip for divers in this forum.
ArtDecember 14, 2008 at 6:00 pm #277662
I was snorkelling not diving…..anyway, no diving licence.
Guess this shark was always around the area as the guide brought us to the ‘place’. I expected it to be at A particular place, but when I first saw it, it swam between the guides and me.December 15, 2008 at 4:23 am #277700steplimMember
Now I can imagine how it looks CY. Didn’t know it is so big, as your guide said it is harmless then you should ask the guide to snap to frontal view….December 15, 2008 at 5:29 am #277710LuennyMember
Black tip sharks, wow! I really missed those guys. They’re pretty harmless if you leave them alone.December 15, 2008 at 6:43 am #277719sleepycatMember
thanks for sharing,CY. Despite the guide’s assurance, remember this is still a wild animal.December 15, 2008 at 12:54 pm #277755
Yep, these are wild animals….thats why swam back after seeing it 3 times!
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