Sharks and bubbles

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Posted by Wayne on June 06, 2001 at 09:02:28:

In Reply to: Shark ID posted by Eric Frasco on June 06, 2001 at 08:48:35:

Kinda off topic, but interesting to me. On Maui when they wanted to start doing the snorkel trips to Molokini Crater, they had a problem with sharks. There were tons of them! And the visibility was such that the tourists (most do not actually know how to swim and are afraid of the water and all who dwell within her) could see the sharks.

So they had to devise a way to get rid of the sharks when the tourists arrived. The plan was simple and effective. They entered the dive area with two boats (only 2 operators back then) and each would drop a diver on the way in. Then the divers would swim to the shallows where the boat would anchor. By the time the boat was anchored the divers were near the boats and the tourists were ready for fun.

The reef sharks were all gone. They hated the noisey divers so much that they would swim away and not return until after all the people left. The tourists never knew that these really beautiful sharks even live there!


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