Palau: SHARKS!

Don’t get me wrong, if I was frolicking on the beach and I spotted a shark, I would probably have more fear than excitement, and would likely swim away towards dry land, instead of swimming closer for a nicer shot, or hooking myself to a coral reef to be able to get a better look at them. 

But diving?  It’s a whole different world, and seeing sharks (specially non-aggressive ones like the ones in these waters) makes it for good and exciting diving.  And in Palau we saw them in pretty much every dive!

So it’s no wonder that I got pictures, lots and lots of pictures!  (And for the record, Blue Corner and Ulong Channel were the best spots to see them while we were in Palau, Ulong being our favorite dive.)

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How many sharks can you count?

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Yep, that’s Karl!

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5 responses to “Palau: SHARKS!

  1. Lagos

    You guys are so freakin’ brave! I would probably attract them because I would be frantically swimming for my life.

    • Not when you see them while diving. So many big fish, little fish, turtles around and no one was paying attention to the shark, so why should WE worry? Said that, I do admit that when we were in Ulong Channel and the sharks were swimming in circle, every time coming a foot closer to us (then being close enough that with a long reach of the hand and a couple of kicks we could have touched them), it did cross my mind “I know they’re not aggressive, but it only takes one to change that reputation…”

      • Lagos

        You’re really making me squirm just thinking of it. Id probably do this but as a bucket list, not for fun. Id probably do just a spiderman head dunk rather than a full on swim with the fishes kind of thing.

  2. You guys are brave. I know there isn’t much to worry about, but still would make me sweat! Dive looks amazing!

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