Even though the lovely ladies at Tiger Beach usually move quite slowly, they do expect divers to move out of their way. After all, they're the biggest fish in that particular part of the sea. This can cause some confusion, especially when divers don't keep an eye on the sharks that surround them. Notice the diver that got knocked over by the tigress in this picture? Notice the lemon shark just next to him? No reaction. Despite what the media would like you to believe, even a diver losing control and falling over right next to a shark doesn't just end up as shark food, let alone someone that remains in charge of the situation. Sharks are used to other animals trying to get away from them, so people standing their ground (or swimming towards them even!) actually confuse and intimidate them quite a bit. Every species is different though. Tiger sharks for example are too curious and confident to care much about what other animals or people do or don't do, whereas hammerheads get spooked very easily. Remaining passive while keeping an eye on the shark is usually the best way to get a good, safe interaction.
- © Hannes Klostermann | HK-UNDERWATER.COM 2018
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Animals, Atlantic Ocean, Bahamas, Cartilaginous Fishes (Chondrichthyes), Diver, Diving, Elasmobranchii, Epic Diving, Fish, Galeomorphi, Grand Bahama, Ground Sharks (Carcharhiniformes), Neoselachii, Ocean, Requiem Sharks (Carcharhinidae), Salt Water, Scuba Diver, Scuba Diving, Selachii, Sharks (Selachimorpha), Sharks and Rays (Euselachii), Tauchen, Tiger Beach, Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), Underwater
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