Friday, March 28, 2014

Manhandling GWS - not sustainable!

Click for detail!

No I'm not posting the source.
But I can say this.
  • This sequence is from the 2012 season at Guadalupe.

  • The Shark's name is Valentine.

  • If my guess is correct, I've met the diver.
    He's an extremely well regarded industry professional with years of experience diving with GWS where the nature of his job does sometimes require him to leave the cage. Technically speaking, he handles the Shark well - but this is a commercial dive with paying customers and he shouldn't be there in the first place!

  • I know the photographer.
    He's a wealthy, well meaning punter - and he's equally outside of the cage.

  • I betcha that the vessel is Club Cantamar's Sea Escape, habitual enabler of Amos' geriatric pinnacle expeditions and of countless other (and way cheaper!) trips where clients are being allowed to leave the cage.

  • Barring special permits, diving outside of the cage in Guadalupe is illegal.
Somebody commented on another post somewhere else,  
Like a high stakes game of musical chairs, (that person) is at the end of a long record that has been playing for almost a decade. When the music runs out someone will find themselves and the sharks in a completely untenable situation. There will be plenty of blame to go around. 
Could not agree more.

I ask, quousque tandem.
Maybe until the next season?
The Mexican authorities in charge of the Biosphere Reserve are apparently conducting a revision of the regulations - and whatever the result, I sure hope that enforcement will improve and that whoever breaks the rules will be finally removed forever.
I know I know... but hope springs eternal! :)

To be continued no doubt!

4 comments:

Increase in Pna=Na+inlux=Memberane depolarization said...

Meh. Seen better.

That shark stunt was so 1995.

Professor Proboscis said...

That's just one stunt. What about this never-ending crap?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2478449090043&set=a.1575450595645.72951.1516984553&type=1&theater

(Scroll through...)

Stunt.
After stunt.
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Yawn.
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Yawn.
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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Make this crap stop.
After stunt.
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'I just wanna show the truth about sharks!'
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BORING.
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'Sharks teach me something new every dive!!!'
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Duh.
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Blech.
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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Blech.
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Meh.
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Need I go one? OK.
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Erich Ritter must be pissed.
After stunt.
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'I wasn't handling the hammerhead, I was just moving it from the bait box...'
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Where can I get the t-shirt?
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Does Eli do autographs?
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Am I worthy to be in the water at the same time as this great man?
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I wanna become one with the sharks too!
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...Do a shark dive with Eli Martinez and have him hogging centre-stage...
After stunt.
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Any suggestions for next year's Darwin Awards?


"I will see your Proboscis and raise you a Provost " said...

Does one have to scroll through?

Cannot one just hit oneself about the head with a rubber shark until darkness ensues and then pretend one scrolled though?

Tedium is a black mistress, watching those with a predisposition for both moral and mental midgetry perform tricks with underwater wildlife is the highest form of tedium.

Anonymous said...

@Proboscis...yeeeeaaaaah...Is it boring, though? 'Cause for most people looks kind of awesome.......