This is Tequila, a female tiger shark and long time resident at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. These sharks are truly magnificent and despite their enormous size, they hardly ever harm people. Incidents with tiger sharks are usually the result of their curiosity and divers not paying close enough attention to their movements. Swimming away from an approaching shark or showing erratic movements, for example, will always peak their interest, as that is what their prey would normally do. Simply standing one's ground and gently pushing them away is all it takes to show them that you're in charge. Despite having 5 to 6 tigers around for the majority of my diving at Tiger Beach, not once was there any hint of danger or aggression. Despite chum and bait in the water, the animals move at a very relaxed pace. In fact, I would say that diving at Tiger Beach is the perfect thing to do if you're afraid of sharks. It is impossible not to see their beauty, and how they are not the mindless killers the media like to make us believe, after spending some quality time with them in this beautiful environment.
- © Hannes Klostermann | HK-UNDERWATER.COM 2018
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Animals, Atlantic Ocean, Bahamas, Cartilaginous Fishes (Chondrichthyes), Diving, Elasmobranchii, Epic Diving, Fish, Galeomorphi, Grand Bahama, Ground Sharks (Carcharhiniformes), Neoselachii, Ocean, Requiem Sharks (Carcharhinidae), Salt Water, Scuba Diving, Selachii, Sharks (Selachimorpha), Sharks and Rays (Euselachii), Tauchen, Tiger Beach, Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), Underwater
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- Tiger Beach, Bahamas