30.03.2017 | Alexander S.
Probably, the most exciting events in my life are related to diving, and today I want to talk about one of them.
It was the first night dive near to Cocos island. When a dive guide was speaking about the conditions, currents, using equipment and so on, I couldn’t understand what it meant, “You will never forget this dive.”
All became clear when after we had dipped under water - hundreds of white tip reef sharks were hunting around us. It looked like a moving shark carpet and from time to time we weren’t able to watch the bottom because of the sharks. I was a little afraid during the first fifteen minutes of the dive. Especially, when I noticed how one shark finally found fish under stones and started to tear her into pieces. Over two seconds later twenty sharks joined the lucky one and the fish was eaten immediately. There were very big and not so big sharks but each one tried to bite off a bigger piece. Sometimes they bit each other. I could clearly see the traces on their bodies.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough experience in photography at that time, so I couldn’t shoot that amazing scene. Sharks just pushed me away after I had dipped to their level. They didn’t pay any attention to us while they were hunting. It proves how polite and friendly these beautiful creatures are. Diving with sharks is the most exciting and unbelievable adventure!