Mike Veitch's shark photography 101

Different sharks require different lenses. An 18 foot Great White attacking a baited tuna carcass mere inches from your cage requires a wide angle lens. But what about the reef sharks encountered on an average dive in the tropical Pacific?...

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Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Ty begins his trip diving the most well-known site on the Great Barrier Reef — Cod Hole on Ribbon Reef #10. From there, he moves on to Osprey Reef, where he sees several hammerheads circling, as well as a pod...

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Diving with a great white

A very cool video shot by some guy who thought it was a good idea to while away the minutes of, well, September 28, 2004, by spending a few minutes in the water with a Great White Shark. A questionable...

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Diving Mauritius

The republic lies 855km to the east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean and is comprised of the largest island in the group, Mauritius, and includes the Agalega Islands, St Brandon and Rodrigues; these islands, along with the French island...

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Great White Shark Dive Videoblog

Our Gadling friend Jon Rawlinson is at it again. Last time it was the Autobahn. This time, Jon takes on a great white, and took his camera underwater with him during a recent shark dive off the coast of Cape...

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Diving the Galapagos islands

Some consider the Galapagos the premiere spot for seeing large marine fauna. Seeing pelagic species so close to shore is more common in the Galapagos than most any dive site in the world. Like the animals on land, the animals...

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Diver Survives Great White Attack

This morning, Australian media is reporting another shark attack. It seems that Brian Williams was diving with a small group about two miles off Perth. Apparently, Williams was separated from the other divers in his group, when he was attacked...

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Fantastic whale shark footage

It's shot by Nick Hope, an underwater photographer based in Phuket. You can see the whale shark clip online at Google Video, and Nick has several more great underwater clips available on his own site Bubblevision, which are also free...

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Ningaloo Reef Australia

With its beautiful lagoons and teaming marine life, Ningaloo Reef is Australia's paramount snorkeling and shallow diving site. Furthermore, at approximately 260-km (160 miles) long, it is the world's most extensive fringe reef. Located off Australia's west coast, the reef...

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Shark vs Octopus in Mortal Combat

A public aquarium was experiencing mysterious deaths and decided to set up an overnight video camera to find the culprit. They ended up capturing some of the most amazing footage ever seen by this humble scuba diving enthusiast. Truly jaw-dropping....

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Twin strobe photography

I was very fortunate to have another photographer (Flann Horgan) along on my last trip. He swooped in and got these shots of me with the Ocean White Tip, not a very friendly shark. I never quite realized how...

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Whale Sharks In Thailand: Where To See Them

Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world, growing up to a staggering 15 metres in length. yet they are completely harmless to humans and one of the most amazing underwater sights for scuba divers in Thailand.Whales sharks are...

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Diving and photographing tiger sharks

The photographing of this shark was something I looked forward to doing. With my Canon digital SLR I could change lenses to suit what I wanted to photograph. I recently bought a Canon 10-22mm wide-angle lens. This is what I...

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Man Jumps in Water with Great White...Willingly!

I heard about this story on the news this morning, and I was instantly captivated. Apparently, a group of tourists and shark-tour-guide Jimmy Hall encountered a 17-foot-long great white shark about three miles off the coast of Hawaii . Hall,...

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Sydney: Shark Dive Extreme

Alright mate! Time to play a little game called shark bait (sorry it rhymed) and go for a swim with some of the waters most feared creatures. This activity requires no experience and will put you face to face...

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Surfer Punches Shark

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to, yes, another edition of man punches shark and gets away. This is a quick story, but one that should fill surfers and divers out there with a sense of possibility: possibility that you could...

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Whale Sharks sighted in Oman

Whale Sharks were sighted over the last weekend in the beautiful waters of the Musandam region, Oman. Whale Sharks are not as common in this region as they are in the other Indian Ocean regions. Their return and sighting...

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South Africa: Shark spotters have an eye for a tooth

Sitting at the top of Boyes Drive with binoculars in hand is the best job imaginable for Aghmat Jacobs, one of three shark spotters scanning Muizenberg for Great Whites every day, whatever the weather.Working in five-hour shifts, Jacobs, founder...

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Whale Shark Heaven - Donsol, Philippines

My buddy Tom, who I met while diving the Philippines, recently emailed me and told me he moved from the beautiful island of Bohol to Donsol, in the Bicol region of the Philippines. Tom is a jovial German guy who...

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Great White Sharks on 60 Minutes

Just posted over at Divester a bit about the excellent piece that was on 60 Minutes tonight about Great White Shark diving. The nut of the story is that more and more people are spending millions of dollars every...

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Where Sleigh Bells Gurgle, Santa is Scuba Diving With Sharks

Newport aquarium is usually host to all manner of fish species, including sharks. Each Christmas for the past three years visitors have been able to see Santa scubadiving in the aquarium with the sharks Calvin Freeman, age 4, has...

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Red Sea Divers Spot "Unusual Dark Spot" in Water...

Marsa Alam is a city perched on the southern edge of Egypt窶冱 east coast, along the Red Sea. Featuring warm waters, fantastic coral, and ample marine life, this area is known worldwide for peerless diving. Recently, some divers returning...

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Basking shark granted international protection

The basking shark has been granted international protection, following an agreement of world leaders at a conference in Kenya in November. The world’s second-largest fish is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List – the World Conservation Union’s...

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Swimming With Giants

Monty Halls went on a whiz-bang, 10-week ‘round-the-world-trip with Full Circle Expeditions to dive with some of the world’s biggest animals and film the experience for the UK’s Channel 5. I don’t know what Channel 5 is, exactly, but I...

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South Africa: Cage diving craze raises fears of increase in shark attacks

Tourists' close encounters with great whites provoke debate in South Africa. The cage is lowered half into the blue-green swell of the southern Atlantic. At the skipper's command we don wet suits and masks and clamber in, four of...

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Australia: Shark fishing under scrutiny

Northern Territory scientists are about to start a three-year study into the sustainability of shark fishing in Australia's northern waters. The Australian Research Council and the fishing industry are jointly funding the project that will see thousands of sharks...

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UK: Leaders working to save sharks

The UK is pressing world governments to agree to new measures ensuring the survival of the increasingly rare Basking shark. The Basking shark is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List - the World Conservation Union's list of...

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Australia: Shark poachers defy machineguns to seek prey

Machineguns and machetes are being used in a growing conflict between Australia and Indonesian pirate boats poaching sharks for the lucrative Chinese market. Record prices for shark fin soup have lured more and more poor Indonesian fishermen to Australia's...

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South Africa: Cape warned of increased shark activity

The great White shark tagged off Bailey's Cottage between St James and Muizenberg on Saturday, spent much of Sunday morning cruising slowly in circles off Muizenberg beach.But at other times during the 24-hour period after its tagging, the 4.3-metre...

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South Africa: Faulty tag blamed as Great White shark slips away

Researchers tracking the Great White shark that was tagged in False Bay on Saturday could not locate it on Monday because of a fault with the acoustic tag.They were unable to pick up a signal, said Mike Meyer of...

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