Yes, we were making bad jokes afterwards about losing Wyland hahaha.. i bet he uses a safety sausage now
And yes, it was great to spend a couple of weeks with Jim, great photography mentor.
yes, the sharks at Apataki were fairly typical to your/our encounter, but that first trip was still the best of all of them, they would circle along the bottom of the pass after that but never did the dive bombing thing again. I guess they got used to us after that.. supposedly the action there is even better now! I want to go back
However, of the 4 atolls that we regularly dived, Rangi, Apataki, Toau, and Fakarava, Rangi had the least shark action in the way of grey reefs other than the mating season around may/june (awesome that!) However, it did have great silver tip encounters as Max video shows.