Guy hung by ankles over boat to get photo of Great White Shark

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Guy hung by ankles over boat to get photo of Great White Shark

Four guys out diving were forced to abandon their dive after being stalked by a 13 foot Great White Shark. They got its photo.

I wonder if all the fishing reduces the food supplies of the sharks and forces them inshore to feed.

The four-metre shark appeared as a shadow in the water as Te Horo builder Gary Porter prepared to take his third dive off the southern tip of Kapiti Island on Saturday afternoon.

Mr Porter and his three dive buddies watched in awe as the shark circled their 6.5-metre runabout for more than an hour, passing close enough for them to touch its fin and putting its nose within centimetres of the boat's propeller.

Mr Porter said the boat's skipper, Marcello Giacon, spotted the shadow coming toward the boat.

"He goes, `Stop, stop - there's a shark coming,' just as we were about to jump overboard. And the next thing that shark is circling our boat."

The men abandoned their dive and Mr Porter began photographing the shark by dipping his hand beneath the surface and snapping about 50 shots on his waterproof digital camera.

His mates even dangled him upside down, dunking his head into the ocean, in a bid to get a better photo of the shark, before trying to feed it by trailing a dead fish on a line.

Mr Giacon estimated the great white weighed between 400 and 500 kilograms. "I was just about to drop the boys off and there it was. There was a lot of yahooing when we were out there. It was exciting stuff.

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By netchicken: posted on 7-1-2008

Don't be giving TC any bright ideas:sp
By Venus: posted on 7-1-2008








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