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Old 07-20-2012, 05:59 PM
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Happens at the 29 sec. mark. It's amazing and could have been quite a different outcome for sure. The guy's reaction is classic and he was very lucky.

While on a Guy Harvey Expedition off Cat Island in the Bahamas, diver and shark expert Jim Abernethy was filming a blue marlin underwater when he got a surprise visit from a 10ft. long, 600 lb. mako. Out of nowhere, the massive shark shoots past Jim like a missile, passing within feet of the unsuspecting diver and turning a quiet, peaceful dive into an explosion of bubbles and shouts! For more information on Guy Harvey, visit

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My reaction would have been the same!!!
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i would have shit all over myself.
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i would have shit all over myself.
I'm with Nate...Probably cried a little too.
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Havent seen that one yet!.
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I have do doubt that after that shark passed over his shoulder that there was a good deal of "yellow" water around that diver.
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Originally Posted by nate. View Post
i would have shit all over myself.
I am with you
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:34 AM
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wow that thing probably swims right along the St. Pete coast....Don't worry there are little signs between the swim bouys "no mako's allowed in swim area" Im not swimming near any sheepshead...
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is that brown mud running down his leg???
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Originally Posted by nate. View Post
i would have shit all over myself.
Exactly.
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I dove with Jim Abernathy quit a few years back before he was well known as a shark expert off his boat in West Palm Beach FL. Awesome guy who really knows his stuff. We dove what he called shark canyon and saw abour 40 reef sharks and a large bull shark. At the time he was baiting the water with a trash can sized frozen hunk of ground tuna. The sharks just circled the chum for 30 mins taking turns at it. I think he has stopped this practice cause I saw him years later after 9/11 on the discovery channel and local news stations condeming it after we had some shark attacks in FL. Anyways it was the best dive I have ever been on. Awesome animals...........
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Originally Posted by therockfishchef View Post
I dove with Jim Abernathy quit a few years back before he was well known as a shark expert off his boat in West Palm Beach FL. Awesome guy who really knows his stuff. We dove what he called shark canyon and saw abour 40 reef sharks and a large bull shark. At the time he was baiting the water with a trash can sized frozen hunk of ground tuna. The sharks just circled the chum for 30 mins taking turns at it. I think he has stopped this practice cause I saw him years later after 9/11 on the discovery channel and local news stations condeming it after we had some shark attacks in FL. Anyways it was the best dive I have ever been on. Awesome animals...........
He stopped doing those dives because someone got killed during one of them a few years back.
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