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Old 01-09-2017, 11:16 AM
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:19 AM
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Great ability to stay calm, focused, and get a good shot off! I would suspect this was not his/her first rodeo!!!

Well done!
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brother sent me this in the morning....crazy stuff. Shark definitely charging him.
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i wish I could get the rest of the information on this. Looks like he got a good shot off.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:41 AM
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Holy crap, that thing really had it in for him.

So much for the camo wetsuit, huh?
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:52 AM
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Good job by the diver, but which was the predator in this one? That is, did the diver to into the water expecting to do that?
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:28 PM
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did he actually shoot?
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:33 PM
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Wow, first video online that has gotten me thinking twice about free diving. That wouldn't have ended well without a speargun.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:39 PM
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Yikes!! Bull burgers for everyone!
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:04 PM
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I have had this exact scenario happen to me , I had an artist paint a mural of my attack on the inside of my shop wall to remind me how close it was.
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DDDD.. Daaamn! Quick thinking there, dude is a badass or he would be dead. Where did this happen?
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:27 PM
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Mad shark. Sure glad the diver saw him coming.
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Originally Posted by IES99 View Post
Good job by the diver, but which was the predator in this one? That is, did the diver to into the water expecting to do that?
It's very hard to get bull sharks to do the old "sky rocket from the bottom with mouth open right underneath you" gimmick on command. Usually gets at least a 9.3 degree of difficulty even from the Chinese judges. The next thing that usually happens is they either take a bite out of you or take your catch or something else unpleasant. That is, of course, if don't do what this freediver did. Short answer, I would think it wildly unlikely that this guy got into the water hoping he'd get a chance to fight off an aggressive bull shark, by himself, with a reef euro gun and maybe, hopefully, crossing his fingers, he'd get to kill on.
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Originally Posted by IES99 View Post
Good job by the diver, but which was the predator in this one? That is, did the diver to into the water expecting to do that?
I think you are out of your mind for even questioning the diver. That video is downright frightening.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:46 PM
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Now let that happen in 5 feet of viz. did anyone else notice that the shark look stoned by the time the diver got to the surface? And he dropped his reel and belt after. That's why we use float lines.
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Had a very similar situation with much smaller shark that got caught in my speargun bands just beneath and on the surface guy, on the boat saw the entire scene and thought my time was up it sucked but ended ok. Few months ago I had a Tiger act like that probably 17 feet much bigger than Great white that circled me last year, bad shark encounters getting more frequent
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:01 PM
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There is a reason,, some of us own boats. Boats stay on top of the water..

Bingo on the video that would of put most of us in shock without getting bit. LOL

To many recently have been bitten especially off our coast. Still love a charter now and then but the High School desire to be in it,,,,,>,,,,,Back in High School long, long time ago.

Glad he got out of that one.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:38 PM
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Man, no spear gun and that guy might not have survived that encounter.
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"Gonna need a new wetsuit here".
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:16 PM
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Looks like he was at the surface when it happened. I wonder if he encountered the shark prior or this was a quick surprise. Diver is very skillful plus lucky!!!
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