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9 year old Ella snorkels with chummed sharks


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#1 Drew

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:18 AM

9 year old Ella (she has grown so fast!) Addison, whose father Mark Addison is an operator doing the shark dives in Aliwal Shoal, snorkels with the sharks on chummed dives. I know the family so I won't say too much other than I vehemently disagree with this, but not my child so it's none of my business! What do you all think?

Here are the Addisons on the Today Show:
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And here's Ella and Gail on Yo:
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#2 Steve Douglas

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:22 AM

I can understand the hesitancy, should it be your child, but only to a degree. The girl has skilled and knowledgable parents and is becoming so herself. We've all dove with sharks as we progressed in our diving careers. I wish I had been as lucky as she to have started at such a young age. Not sure I was as mature at that age though. You don't say why you 'vehemently' disagree.
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