Diver Has Frightening Encounter With Shark

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Shark Attack 3-13-2014 in the CAYMAN ISLANDS

For licensing/usage please contact licensing@jukinmedia.com Caribbean Reef Shark encounter in the CAYMAN ISLANDS. Just east of Frank Sound. We were Lion Fish Culling when the shark came out of no ware. It scared the crap out of me. Filmed on my GoPro 3 camera. We were in about 70′ of water when the shark encounter occurred.

  This scuba diver was fishing for invasive lion fish (a good thing) in the Caymans. The scent of the blood attracted this savvy predator. Check out how this diver fends off this aggressive shark. The diver has also stated this experience will not keep him from the water. So….what would you do if you were in his shoes?

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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