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#1 Shark Diver

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:12 AM

Thinking of taking this tour:

http://www.indiana-e...tianaconda.html

and wondering if anyone knows the company, or another worth checking out.

Has anyone seen Anacondas, Piranha, and Dolphins?

Did you take an organized tour, or make your own arrangements?!

I am only going to take a Gopro and UW housing to save space, and reduce the risk of theft.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

Boto golfinho is a fed swim @ Ariau Towers. They are "wild" but obviously fed daily and their natural behavior is somewhat broken.

Anacondas are basically pulled and dug out of the undergrowth in the river and then let loose for people to shoot.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

Anacondas are basically pulled and dug out of the undergrowth in the river and then let loose for people to shoot.


Thanks for that info.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

If you are serious about getting natural, un-manipulated green anaconda shots underwater and have a few $$$, I suggest you try Bonito in Southwestern Brazil in winter (May-August). I was there 4 years ago and had lots of luck and memorable encounters with a 16 ft. green anaconda in the clear river (spring fed - think Crystal River but with lots of toothy creepy crawlies). No pulling the snake into the water for shots. It's already there, along with all the caimans & other jungle goodies. You ease into the water and slowly work your way into the vegetation. Thrilling...

There are lots of wildlife tours there, but you really need a guide (a very good one) who can pull strings and get permission for you to go into private riverside property (enormous cattle ranches) where you can really spend the time and look for the snakes, etc. Unfortunately, things there have gotten very expensive in the last few years.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

There are lots of wildlife tours there, but you really need a guide (a very good one) who can pull strings and get permission for you to go into private riverside property (enormous cattle ranches) where you can really spend the time and look for the snakes, etc. Unfortunately, things there have gotten very expensive in the last few years.


Thanks for the info.