By Kelli Bender
Nov 05, 2012
Through his trips underwater, Botelho has learned a few tricks that can help divers safely swim with sharks. The photographer says it is important to remain calm, keep eye contact with the animal and to always hold your ground.
hi every one i do lot of fishing would every body need to learn trust OK there are people got got killed or bitten real bad if learn how to stay calm don't picnic you are OK now if you splash and try to swim ya they will get you thank of this way i fish with bears OK i had A mother and her cubs stand by me if i had to run i would be killed or injured but i still fishing the knew that i was not a thereat same sharks if you show then you are a thereat then they will kill or injured you more you are relax they would leave you alone i would love to swim with great white shark with out a cage
Look at her face she looks like she just saw a ghost nevermind a shark
These people are crazy.Dudes WTF!
these people are crazy.Dude WTF!
Ah.......maybe the shark just wasn't hungry at the time of filming?? Anyone/thing will eat just about anything if their hungry enough??
this is one of the things I have always wanted to do and people though I was crazy.
I notice that they appear to be carrying "bang sticks"..but I still think it is foolhardy. Gorgeous shark, by the way.
I dunnooo. Couple of those pictures looked like the shark was thinking "Turn the camera off, I'm hungry."
Great Whites are ambush hunters. They stay far beneath the surface, the dark grey on their backs keeping them hidden in the depths, looking for shadows on the surface against the sun that look like food. Seals, dolphins, tuna, penguins, etc... It's why surfers are often mistaken for seals and accidentally attacked. Then the Great White rushes to the surface and hits their targets like a Mack Truck, teeth first. The goal is to cause massive bleeding and then wait for the prey to weaken and die. That way they can eat the animal without the danger of it fighting back and injuring them in return. What we have learned is that Great Whites don't generally want to engage anything in the ocean that already knows it's coming. Making eye contact with a Great White, being in a position to make sure they don't assume you're their favorite meal, and letting it know you are aware of them makes swimming with them much less dangerous than previously thought.
only an idiot would think they are not dangerous...too many get attacked and did nothing to them to cause it....they are predators and not some non dangerous pet....sharks, gators, snakes, etc are not pets nor are they docile to humans, etc.....