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Jun 28, 2010

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That's not all. Cage-diving operators at Guadalupe have become so competitive that one is allowing divers to stand on top of cages and another openly advertises allowing divers to venture completely outside the cages to swim freely with the notorious predators.

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It is an unforgettable rush when a great white looks at you from 50 feet away and then swims over for a very close look," says Daniel Dayneswood, who works for the Nautilus Explorer, which is based in British Columbia.

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Sad that people who say they love and respect sharks can be so single minded in raping the system! White sharks are incredibly complex creatures, their social interactions and in behaviour should be what we’re observing and documenting, rather than trying to see if we can out do our competitors. No it’s not the divers who are tempting fate; it’s the operators who are threatening these great animals. Please for the love of all things good, respect!

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Looks like the only guys that actually get right are not mentioned in the article. Check out www.islander-charters.com . They are the only ones in the entire industry that have not had an accident.

Robert Ballew

Had a 16'er try to get me at Chruch Rock, Catalina Island while free dive spearfishing..all that saved my bacon was I made it into a kelp bed just before he got to me..swordfish boat harpooned him the next day chasing seals near the rock(back before whites were put on the endangered list)...Fish and Game biologists cut him open and found 300 lbs of seal meat in him...despite a full stomach, he was intent on adding me to the larder...big sharks are not complex animals...they swim..they eat..very basic instincts in both man and animals..and they can take you out in a second...Like Clint Eastwood said, "A Man had to Know his Limits"....

clayton

Sharks are big dangerous animals guided by millions of years of instinct. Anyone who pretends to understand their motives or anticipate their actions while hiding behind the false security blanket of prose and self awareness is a fool.

Graham Holmes

While I'm open to free diving with white sharks, been there done that and got the t-shirt, I do feel that any operator who offers any form of shark encounter and the divers need to approach these animals with respect. Unfortunately this, judging by this editorial, this respect seems to be overshadowed by making money! Sad that people who say they love and respect sharks can be so single minded in raping the system! White sharks are incredibly complex creatures, their social interactions and in behaviour should be what we’re observing and documenting, rather than trying to see if we can out do our competitors. No it’s not the divers who are tempting fate; it’s the operators who are threatening these great animals. Please for the love of all things good, respect!

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You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.

TheDorsalFin

Pete, interesting read (actually caught this one over a GrindTV last week, but read it again here).

While the primary concern is that of the well-being of the divers, the well-being of Guadalupe's white sharks are also being put in jeopardy by some of this "high-risk" behavior that's been going on as of late. It seems like a serious incident is almost inevitable at Guadalupe if these trends of "upping the ante" continue.

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