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Swimming With Sharks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by itsstillmatt, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    In two weeks I am going cage diving off the Farallons in San Francisco where all of the Great Whites go to eat the seals.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hope I return!
     
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    What will you be wearing? A neapolitan wetsuit? [​IMG]
     
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    Cool! Something I've always thought of doing. I'm not sure I'd have the nerve, though. Good luck and be safe. Remember, the 15 foot Great White is more afraid of you than you are of it.
     
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    Some things are just a bad idea. Btw, are you anywhere near a 38 or a size 9? [​IMG]

    In all seriousness, get some good pictures.
     
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    In two weeks I am going cage diving off the Farallons in San Francisco where all of the Great Whites go to eat the seals.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hope I return!



    Sounds awesome. I would love to do something like this although I'd probably be scared shitless. Seeing the "flying" great whites at Seal Island in South Africa would be amazing too.
     
  7. itsstillmatt

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    Sounds awesome. I would love to do something like this although I'd probably be scared shitless. Seeing the "flying" great whites at Seal Island in South Africa would be amazing too.
    Well as long as you were wearing a wetsuit, your being scared shitless probably wouldn't bother anybody [​IMG] I have a friend who was dumb enough to go kayaking out off the coast of South Africa and was almost upended by a whale jumping out of the water. I am excited, I will be very freightened, but it sounds like an amazing experience.
     
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    A filmmaker friend of mine - who happens to live in SF - won a film festival award last year for a short film he made about a guy who is the last free-diving (no cage) abalone collector there off the Farallons, and his "relationship" with the Great Whites. Some scary footage. Have fun.
     
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    cages are for pussies! and for added thrill, give yourself a cut in the arm and see the sharks go all frenzied up! i keed....[​IMG]
     
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    F'n sweet. I wish I could afford to do that. Instead I am going to be visiting the great white at the Monterey Aquarium over my Christmas trip to Cali.
     
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    I don't know how to swim so my close encounters with marine life are the aquariums, tanks, and Asian grocery stores.
     
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    ugh, the Triangle of Death heh? In addition to man-eating sharks, lest we forget the freezing water as well! Sounds like an awesome experience! Have fun!
     
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    While I do think you may want to make a will leaving any size 38R suits and 10.5 shoes to myself ([​IMG]) I think that would be a bloody great thing to do. I'd do that I think if I had the chance. I'd be scared out of my wits but I would like to do it anyway. P.s. we want photos! Extra points if you manage to grab a pic of one of the real life Bruce's back of the throat!
     
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    F'n sweet. I wish I could afford to do that. Instead I am going to be visiting the great white at the Monterey Aquarium over my Christmas trip to Cali.

    This post prompted me to go on the Aquarium's website and read the updates about the shark. Sounds like a great exhibit.
     
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    I have no idea why, but every time I hear similar plans a.i. sharks, tall buildings, komodo dragons, jumping from bridges etc. I get sad.
    I would not be scared at all being protected by a steel cage, but I would never do it in a first place. It just seems to me very boring, kind of like watching a horror movie.
    Why people want to do things like that?
     
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    I have no idea why, but every time I hear similar plans a.i. sharks, tall buildings, komodo dragons, jumping from bridges etc. I get sad.
    I would not be scared at all being protected by a steel cage, but I would never do it in a first place. It just seems to me very boring, kind of like watching a horror movie.
    Why people want to do things like that?

    It's a chance to observe some amazingly powerful mysterious creatures up close, in their natural habitat. Cage diving is nothing like tall buildings, jumping from bridges, or whatever it is that you're suggesting people to with komodo dragons (not sure I want to know). The cage provides security that allows one to engage in an interesting and rewarding activity (diving) in a setting that otherwise might be too dangerous. In the other activities, I think the danger - faux or real - is the actual point.
     

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