Fiji: do I have your attention? :)
No worry not.
This is not about what you're thinking of, but instead about our friend Charlie from Phantom Divers - who incidentally, despite being one hundred proof Mexican has never heard of that stupid game!
And from what I can discern, he ain't no Demon, either!
Anyway, check out this old video.
This is 2011, right at the height of the crisis.
A lot has happened since and you can check out some of it by following this link. And I am really happy to be able to report that now things are even better, this incidentally very much in the spirit of these suggestions!
The one single legal Shark fisherman has agreed to stop fishing for Sharks and is actually actively participating in their protection - and SOS is advancing in leaps and bounds, with ever more dive operators contributing and also, with excellent support by the research community and even the authorities.
So kudos to everybody involved for an excellent job!
And Charlie is right here - and we love it!
Humble, fun, inspirational and incredibly knowledgeable, he's belongs to a tiny elite of responsible professional Shark feeders who do it out of love and respect for the animals instead of bravado, and we are truly blessed in being able to host him on our dive. After Rusi's tragic passing, the junior feeders have been desperately looking for guidance, and I am beholden to Charlie for having assumed the role of friend, teacher, motivator and mentor in these difficult times. The boys love and look up to him, and some of his suggestions are already being translated into concrete action.
So thank you my friend - much appreciated!
Charlie is planning to hang around for another while.
So here's your chance to witness a genuine Mexican torero in action - and this time with real toros muy gordos and not those Caribbean Sardines! :)