I went on my first shark feeding dive last week in Fiji in the Yasawa Islands
The dive was arranged by the Coral View dive center, which is a professionally run operation, and I personally felt very safe throughout the dive. At a depth of 60 feet, the divers were positioned about 20 feet away from where the sharks were fed, with the ocean current and swell surge flowing in a direction away from the divers. A strong metal cable running about 20 feet in length set the diver perimeter beyond which we were not allowed to pass.
Upon returning from my trip, I looked up some shark diving information on the web and found a couple of interesting sites including one that describes various types of shark feeding techniques
– different from the one shown at right on our dive.
I also found a pretty interesting video on YouTube from a shark dive in Roatan, Honduras.
This video is a good example of what I believe is unsafe diver positioning– frankly this video, while very beautiful to watch, feels like an accident waiting to happen. Judge for yourself…