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BVI 30 year first #218475
02/23/2020 09:38 AM
02/23/2020 09:38 AM
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30 years of diving in the BVI and perhaps 1000 dives and had something happen today for the first time. Diving the playgrounds with the SW wind and about a 1 meter N swell. Vis which is usually excellent on this dive was terrible. Probably about 30 feet. Saw lots of good sized black tips sharks during the dive up to that point. I was swimming near a vertical wall in about 20 feet of depth. Something slammed hard into my tank causing my head to ram into tank valve. Thought my dive partner had kicked me really hard. Rotated around to give him the universal signal of displeasure and saw him about 10 feet away frantically making shark signals. Back on the boat he said a good sized black tip shot out of no where and slammed into the back of my tank. Partner says it looked like it was going for the silver tank valve. The jolt was really hard. They have a lot of power!
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Re: BVI 30 year first [Re: GeorgeC1] #218476
02/23/2020 09:41 AM
02/23/2020 09:41 AM
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Black tips make good tacos.

Re: BVI 30 year first [Re: GeorgeC1] #218478
02/23/2020 09:43 AM
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Goodness George! Glad you are okay!

Universal sign for displeasure........šŸ˜³šŸ˜‚šŸ¤Ŗ



Re: BVI 30 year first [Re: GeorgeC1] #218480
02/23/2020 10:04 AM
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I am fine other than a bump on the back of my head. Dive Partner says there was a second shark abeam the first. When the first hit the tank he veered hard left and slammed into the other one. They then sped off. He thanked me for what he says was a extraordinary experience. Wants me to do it again when he has his go pro!

Last edited by GeorgeC1; 02/23/2020 10:07 AM.
Re: BVI 30 year first [Re: GeorgeC1] #218488
02/23/2020 10:59 AM
02/23/2020 10:59 AM
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Wow. Now THAT'S a "the one that got away" story!

Glad you're ok!


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Re: BVI 30 year first [Re: GeorgeC1] #218578
02/24/2020 06:11 AM
02/24/2020 06:11 AM
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Iā€™m glad you ok.


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Re: BVI 30 year first [Re: GeorgeC1] #218582
02/24/2020 07:52 AM
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Wow, no more silver tanks. Never thought about that.


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