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caminito

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paddle boarding with the sharks
« on: Apr 04, 2011, 08:17:02 PM »
Some good pictures !

This is the moment when a shark expert risked life and limb by paddling on a surfboard just feet away from a great white shark.

South African Chris Fallows, who runs diving and shark-spotting trips off Cape Town, went paddle boarding off the coasts of South Africa and Mexico, moving within sight of the predators in an attempt to dispel the theory that they post a threat to humans.

The 36-year-old has 20 years of experience working with the animals, and says it has become a passion of his to show that sharks do not regard people as normal food items.

'The chances of a great white shark simply rushing in and attacking a human are very remote,' Chris said.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1373199/Risky-business-Shark-expert-sets-prove-remote-threat-humans-surfing-just-FEET-away-great-white.html#ixzz1IaEnLYHu

Hugh

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Re: paddle boarding with the sharks
« Reply #1 on: Apr 12, 2011, 04:16:04 PM »
Paddling on the surface not for me thankyou, we can be mistaken from down under for some thing which is on the sharks menu sheet.