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Great White Shark encounter today

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    Guest Guest75

    Had an amazing visitor to the boat today, a 4.5 meter Great White Shark.

    What a majestic and confident beast.

    I just spotted him out o the corner of my eye near the boat.

    I alerted my fishing buddy and just warned him NOT to lean over the side.

     

    The shark circled us for a good 10 minutes and about 2 meters away.

    Awesome does not do the moment justice!!

    Great respect for these wild killing machines.

     

    Pictures not that good as it was pretty bumpy.

     

    BTW my boat is 5.5 meters so we had a good measure...

     

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    This is why I came to Oz - for experiences such as this:smile:

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    Guest smit

    I saw a biggy a couple of years ago at Walleroo, puts things into perspective!!!

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    Guest Guest75
    Thanks for that... it does not look too far off shore either!

     

    Not far,about 3k's out. He wandered off in the direction of Christies Beach.

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    :wideeyed::wideeyed:

    beautiful, impressive and bloody scary!

    not who i'd like to meet while snorkling! :eek:

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    Guest magicsprout

    lucky you, ive been caught up in 2 shark alerts at the beach so far this year, christies and seaford and not managed to see them

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    Guest Xhako

    omg, i just came on to ask about sharks in the waters around Adelaide, i went swimming last week and was a bit scared, are there many shark attacks / encounters off the tourist beaches???

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    Guest Guest75
    You didn't fancy catching it then!! :nah:

     

    No chance,the Fec***s are a protected species plus we did not have the wire traces onboard, Spoils all the fun!!!!

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    Guest Guest75
    omg, i just came on to ask about sharks in the waters around Adelaide, i went swimming last week and was a bit scared, are there many shark attacks / encounters off the tourist beaches???

     

     

    Not that many shark attacks but always a few each year - but remember that nearly all of us live near the coast.

     

    Also shark sightings are on the increase but some of that may be that there are more boats on the water each year.

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    Guest Guest75
    Fark!

     

     

    Just one of the words we uttered. My friend videoed the meeting. Don't think it would pass the Mod board here:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

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    Guest Kel87

    Oh for goodness sake, I'm supposed to on this site to help myself realise what a beautiful life you all live, now I'm reading about house break ins and 4ft shark!! ..... Might possibly stay in Scotland after today's research :biglaugh:

     

    Only joking, not quite sure even jaws could stop me now I've got the ball rolling! What a cool thing to see, I do quite like sharks, as long as I'm not swimming with one! :biggrin:

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    Just one of the words we uttered. My friend videoed the meeting. Don't think it would pass the Mod board here:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

     

    Can you not upload to YouTube and post the link? Perversely I would like to see it!

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    Oh for goodness sake, I'm supposed to on this site to help myself realise what a beautiful life you all live, now I'm reading about house break ins and 4ft shark!! ..... Might possibly stay in Scotland after today's research :biglaugh:

     

    Only joking, not quite sure even jaws could stop me now I've got the ball rolling! What a cool thing to see, I do quite like sharks, as long as I'm not swimming with one! :biggrin:

     

    4 ft??? - 4 meters = 12ft!

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    Guest Guest75
    Can you not upload to YouTube and post the link? Perversely I would like to see it!

     

    I'll ask him but doubt it will be broadcastable.

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    I used to fly Shark Patrol when it operated out of Aldinga Airfield. You'd be surprised how many sharks there are out there. Luckily, only a few of them come close to shore.

    If ever you get over to Port Lincoln, take a trip out to Whalers Way at the very end of the peninsular. Looking over the cliffs, you'll see heaps of them. Big buggers as well. Remember, they breed in the Great Australian Bite. That's not so far away from us here in Adelaide.

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    Guest css

    wow !!! arrived here yesterday.My husband cant wait to go fishing,however,after looking at these pictures,I will not be going along for the ride !!!!!

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    Guest Guest75
    Wow, I'd love to see one. Did it scare the fish off :)

     

    Cooler

     

     

    It did unfortunately!!!

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    Guest Guest75
    Just checking...you're referring to the shark, right?

     

    Not Tyke? ;)

     

     

     

    Sigh....................:tongue::tongue::tongue:

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