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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    What is the source for that? I thought spear fisherman were most likely to be attacked, as the blood from the fish attracts sharks.

    Scuba diver attacks are rare as the noise and bubbles are a deterrent.
    Can't find it again, but I think it was referring to fatal attacks. Edit: sorry, found it... just one area, not worldwide.

    Anyway, according to the source of my previous link, it's the 'surface recreationists' who have to watch the fuck out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    What is the source for that? I thought spear fisherman were most likely to be attacked, as the blood from the fish attracts sharks.

    Scuba diver attacks are rare as the noise and bubbles are a deterrent.
    Scuba diver attacks are rare because sharks are smarter than most people realise: Sharks know that swallowing a scuba diver + airtanks give them terrible flatulence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Scuba diver attacks are rare because sharks are smarter than most people realise: Sharks know that swallowing a scuba diver + airtanks give them terrible flatulence.
    * Also, having a scuba tank in your mouth within range of an angry cop with a rifle is a bad idea!













    * Although Mythbusters proved that the tank would not explode due to bullet entry.

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    Thanks INXS that gave me a good laugh.


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    Lucky escape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom007:
    Lucky escape!

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    No lucky escape!


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    I'd be more worried about sea snakes over sharks, any day. Along south Lantau beaches, there are shark nets which have recently been upgraded. It doesn't stop snakes getting through, though. Snakes are seen on the beaches, mostly recently a baby cobra and I came across a rat snake on Lower Cheung Sha a couple of weeks ago.

    People tend too get attacked if they choose to swim when sharks are feeding, like sunset.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Natfixit:
    I'd be more worried about sea snakes over sharks, any day. Along south Lantau beaches, there are shark nets which have recently been upgraded. It doesn't stop snakes getting through, though. Snakes are seen on the beaches, mostly recently a baby cobra and I came across a rat snake on Lower Cheung Sha a couple of weeks ago.

    People tend too get attacked if they choose to swim when sharks are feeding, like sunset.
    You were walking your pet cobra?

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    They are out there...

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