Closer to Sharks
Thinking of diving with sharks you will sooner or later stumble on the Bahamas. Sharks are protected throughout the Bahamas and therefor numerous. Two special locations are a spot called Tiger Beach (Grand Bahama) for the TigerÂ Sharks and Bimini for the Great Hammerheads. Due to feedings by the dive boats that visit the areas on a regular basis the sharks became habituated and are staying around almost all times.
I went off to shoot this clip as a review for the new HECS-Aquatics Stealth suit which is supposed to block the electrical signals of the human body, making it more likely to have especially sharks coming closer to the diver. I had a great time testing the suit which we find not only super stylish but also helpful indeed to get very close up shots of the sharks. Being completely by myself diving a bit offset to the other divers having only my camera on a tripod next to me was a fantastic feeling. It was quite a challenge to get the selfie shots with the camera mounted on the tripod but it worked out great in the end. I wanted to show just how close the sharks approach you. Usually my camera is between me and the shark having me focused on the screen and trying to get the shot right. But here with the camera being on the tripod I was completely free to focus on the sharks coming close to check me out. I should do that more often. Some days I had over 8 hours of diving time in shallow and crystal clear waters with mostly no current.
Watch out for the upcoming full trip report with insides given by the crew of the Dolphin Dream.