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#1 John Bantin

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:53 PM

Well, many of you are familiar with the characters from Tiger Beach and some will have stories of cameras being grabbed and swum off with. My story is slightly different in that my tank was grabbed by a tiger and swum off with, with me attached! Not only that, but it happened twice on the same dive.

 

What do you do when a big tiger shark grabs you and swims off with you? You hope you're not bleeding too badly!!!

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

That seems really unpleasant and not something that generally happens around Tiger Beach.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:26 PM

May have been a critic? 



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

Where was your buddy and why weren't you watching?


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:26 PM

Where is the GoPro when you need it?

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:09 PM

Where was your buddy and why weren't you watching?

I was actually in the process of taking the picture I posted when another tiger grabbed me from behind and you can see my buddy's reaction - hair raising!


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:31 AM

I guess this means that you're going to have to stop rubbing bacon grease all over your tanks, eh?  <grin>


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:00 AM

no photo?  I don't believe it happened ;)


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#9 John Bantin

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

Mike, a lemon shark would have been big enough to carry YOU off!


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