All of the sharks are younger males, no females at all. There was one quite large one, but many were smaller. Here are some of the photos.
Tha bagan with the fisherman chopping fish
One of the bigger ones. And, NO, the diver is not touching the shark.
Hanging onto the nets watching a small one suck on the net
It was comical watching the many remoras on the sharks. Some were covered with many of them, others had only a few. We found that the popular sharks were the best at getting to the best feeding locations, so they stuck with that shark.
The big honker
They would, literally beg at the spot where the fish were being chopped. The chopping sound was the "dinner call". They sucked huge amounts of water with all the bits in it.
For three full days, all we did is dive with these sharks. We often had up to seven swimming around us at any time. They were very aware of us and even curious about us. If you got in their way, they had no qualms in gently nudging you aside to get by. Somehow, you just never got bored watching them for hours.
Finally, it was time to leave for the port of Nabire, where we would fly out. I enjoyed all the diving, even if the non shark areas didn't rival RA. I did, however, get my first good photo of a pygmy pipehorse (Lembeh sea dragon), which I have been trying to find for a long time. I'll find that photo, by golly!
Now, I have to admit that part of me hesitates about this practice. I have always been a "no feed" advocate when it comes to sharks or any other critter. While I may balk a bit over this practice, it has been going on for a long time. If feeding these sharks allows the world's divers to come here to experience them, It can be viewed as a way to protect and preserve them. When they become a source of renewable income, instead if a quick buck in the finning market, there is a definite benefit. So, if you want to be in the epicenter of a great experience, this may be for you.