Friday, April 05, 2013

Bimini Hammers - Video!


Stellar footage!

No wonder - it's by my friends Jillian and Duncan!
It advertizes Neil Watson's brand new dive center at the Bimini Sands - and of course, Bimini's fabulous Great Hammerheads.
What a truly amazingly elegant and beautiful Shark!


1 comment:

jsd said...

Oh how the world turns.

Now they are Neil Watson's very own sharks -- Neil Watson* whose 'shark expertise' can be seen below:-

Before the Groh incident, Abernethy had been warned in a letter which went to all dive companies operating in the Bahamas, to cease and desist "conducting open-water non-cage shark diving experiences with known species of potentially dangerous sharks, such as tiger sharks, bull sharks, hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks & mako sharks."

The letter, written by Neal Watson, president of the Bahamas Dive Association, went on to say "some dive operators have chosen to disregard standard safe-diving practices as it relates to interactions with tiger sharks and other potentially dangerous species of sharks, in various locations within the waters of The Islands of The Bahamas."

In an interview, Watson said "there's not a shark expert in the world that would put divers in the water, with chum, specifically to attract bull, tiger and hammerhead sharks, without a cage. That's putting people's lives at risk"

Watson said Abernethy's "cowboy" operation "refused to comply" with his cease and desist recommendation.


Still, on a positive note, the Bimini Sands hotel has the excellent biologist/conservationist Grant Johnson there (ex Shark Lab) so this should be conducted properly. Whether it degenerates into a circus with competing operators is another matter.

As for the overall ecology of Bimini things are bleak. The poison chalice of the Bimini Bay Resort on the North Island that has trashed the mangroves/inshore waters has been passed on to the Genting Group (recently refused permission to operate a casino in Florida) which is intending to build its mega-casino complex (including deep water dredging and destroying a coral reef) on poor old North Bimini.

*Watson styles himself as The Dive God...