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Galapagos : Shark Paradise

By February 9, 2016Nature

In December of 2013 I boarded the Galapagos Aggressor II live-aboard yacht and went on an adventure. I’ve been diving for many years but in this 1 week I encountered more sharks than I’ve seen in my entire life underwater. The common misconception is that these animals are blood thirsty man killers. This could be no further from the truth. We were in the water with a variety of shark species. White Tipped Reef Sharks, Bullheads, Galapagos, and giant schools of hundreds of Hammerhead Sharks allowed us in their habitat and at times, seemed afraid of us divers. What some may think would be peril was actually paradise. Jump into what felt like at times “Shark Soup” with me and see that these powerful and effective hunters are a beautiful part of God’s creation and worthy of our admiration, respect and protection…at all costs.

Soundtrack : Cold Play “Paradise”
Video : Gopro Hero 2, 3 Black Edition
Photo : Cannon PowerShot G9, Canon DIGITAL IXUS 860 IS, Sony NEX-5N

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  • Jesslyn says:

    You have mentioned that the use of steel would increase the weight by 50-60 lb;28#17&s. When our Phantom 28 footer was completed a few wk’s ago, it’s dry weight was 11,100 lb’s. It is 5 feet longer than our old Safari 25 footer, but still weighed 500 lb’s. less than the Safari. I do know that the Safari had a lot of 5/8 inch plywood and other wood structures in it as opposed to the Nexus RV which probably made the difference in the decrease of weight.