It was amazing! Our hearts were pounding with fear and excitement and our fins were hitting each other as we pushed close together so that we could feel safe in the middle of the blue water. Our only comforts were that we were both there together and that we had two cameras to push this Giant Shark away from us if she turned and got too close. She headed directly for us, turned broadside and showed us all the girth and muscle she had and then she just stared at us.
Honestly, the 14-16 foot shark wanted nothing to do with us. She leisurely swam around us three times just as curious to see us as we were to see her; she seemed happily stuffed full of endangered Monk Seal. We did see another Tiger shark at one point but it made a real quick move towards the surface, which made us a little nervous because Rebecca was snorkeling above. The second shark retreated almost as quickly as it appeared, and our big girl eventually swam away as well.
We can't wait for another opportunity like that! Thank you Captain Todd and Rebecca for setting us up for the adventure of a lifetime.
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