The best part of our job here at SDM is that we get to share our adventures. We spent 2012 visiting some of the best places in the world to dive with sharks; Mexico, Bahamas, Fiji, Southern California, diving with sharks, hanging out with our friends and experiencing the kind of adventures most people dream about. Here is our end of the season video highlights reel of our year chasing sharks...we hope you enjoy!
After several days of carefully observing the great white shark from the safety of the cage, we were handed a small window of opportunity. The conditions had to be perfect (no current, excellent visibility and a single calm male great white shark). More importantly the three of us had to be completely on guard and extremely conscious and aware of the situation.
The purpose of this expedition was to capture unique underwater images in order to show Mexicans the existence and relevance of a top ocean predator in their country.
Feeling the full splendor of a great white shark in its natural habitat was a humbling experience. Anybody who undermines the seriousness of the situation like this is likely to run into trouble. The activities realized in this video where performed by professional divers who took necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the divers involved. We do not suggest divers attempt to recreate such activities.
Pelagic Life Team
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The Pelagic Life crew went on another exploratory mission to photograph an unusual pelagic traveler. The salt water crocodiles of Banco Chinchorro are believed to have traveled over 20 NM from white sandy beaches in Riviera Maya to this forgotten reef system. This area holds unique encounters with crocodiles in clear Caribbean waters. Banco Chinchorro is the size of Cozumel Island and we consider this unspoiled patch of paradise one of the least known ecological treasures in Mexico.
Footage by: Jero Prieto
For more videos and photographs please visit: pelagiclife.org/