Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A most welcome newcomer.

It's many divers dreams to be able to witness up close and personal one of the ocean's top predators and it does not get much bigger or better than a tiger shark encounter.

We are fortunate that we get to dive with these majestic animals on a regular basis but even we still get excited when a tiger shark turns up on one of the dives at Shark Reef. However, there's no greater feeling than the post dive high of diving with a brand new shark, no matter the species.

In June, we were blessed to have an encounter with a new, small tiger shark about 9ft in length. Well, good news, it seems that she has decided to make the local waters her home for a little while.

'Brat', as she has been affectionately named, returned again in July for another visit during our first ever Shark Studies trip with Academic Treks. On this encounter she cruised around Shark Reef for about 20mins and everybody managed to get a really good look at her. One of the participants, Simon Rivard, managed to capture some cracking images of Brat; congratulations Simon.

We hope this is not Brat's last visit to us and there are many more to come.

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