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Bull Shark at Sail Rock

Bull Sharks on Sail Rock 2012Another fantastic day here at Sail Rock Divers, yesterday we had a full boat of divers all hoping to see the Bull sharks which have taken up residency at Sail Rock, There are reported to be 3 sharks in total but no one can be so sure, what is for sure is that i went for a dive yesterday and personally saw 2 very large and very mature Bull sharks.I gathered a few details from the divers who had seen them on previous days and armed with this knowledge i made my descent into the Blue, upon reaching Bat Fish pinnacle I positioned myself with my back to the pinnacle and waited, after seeing schools of Barracuda, Giant Groupers and Fusiliers i noticed a dark shape approaching me, As my heart began to beat faster than any hard core trance anthem, I noticed the dark shape had a few different characteristics than what i had expected, such as a 12 liter tank on its back, a camera in its hand and curly brown hair, it was Eike Sail Rocks resident Marine Biologist, who by the way, is 6 Feet 6 inches tall. 


As we both started to sigh a breath of relief and make our formal underwater greetings, I noticed yet another dark shadow slowly moving towards us. Then as I turned to signal Eike I saw his eyes open up as wide as dustbin lids and his huge finger pointing in the same direction of the latest dark shadow, SHARK was what we both tried to shout but being 20 meters under the water with a regulator in our mouths it sounded more like SHOE; far less scarier and meaning nothing at all when diving. Then the shark appeared; slow, purposeful, magnificent and huge! The Bull Shark that we had come to see, the hypnotic affect that seeing such an apex predator has on you goes against every instinct the human being should have. The second one appeared, seconds later and not knowing where too look next, we both starred at each other with massive grins on our face and signaled OK, and as quick as the encounter had happened both sharks gracefully disappeared back into the blue.

So regardless to popular belief humans are not on the Bull Sharks menu, so why in the name of all things worth preserving ARE THEY ON OURS. A wonderful day and an amazing experience that will stay with me forever.

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