Friday, May 30, 2008

Shark Diving at Small Hope Bay

Our divers this week enjoyed our Shark Observation Dive over at the Shark Emporium. Small Hope Bay Lodge's use of the "chumsicle" method of feeding the sharks allows the sharks to maintain their natural behaviour of feeding. They bump and compete around the chum ball and establish the pecking order of who feeds first. It is a very interesting and educational experience!

Thanks to our daring divemaster, Loren, we get a close up look at the nictitating membrane, which is the sharks' third eyelid that they pull over their eyes to protect them during the attack. Look very closely at the picture and you will see the gray shading over the eyeballs of a couple of the sharks! Pin It Now!

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