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Old 07-30-2009, 01:59 PM   #16
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I always love an excuse to pull this picture back out...

I was snorkling off the adult beach in about 6' deep water (so no, I was NOT extreamly close to the shore, but was inside those orange markers you see way out there. Well I spotted this fella and managed to get a picture before he swam out of view. I was never scared... but when I considered that I was about 100 yards from shore, I did start paying more attention to my surroundings the rest of the day.

It's not obvious to spot, but look just below the 9 o'clock position and you'll spot the outline of what is believed to be about a 6' reef shark that was about 40' away.


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Old 07-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #17
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I know there is some kind of play scape on the family beach in the water - how deep is it around that? I know my sons are going to want to play on that and wondering how deep it is around that.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:01 PM   #18
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I know there is some kind of play scape on the family beach in the water - how deep is it around that? I know my sons are going to want to play on that and wondering how deep it is around that.
It's between 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 feet deep. I was surprised how deep it was when my 6 year old dragged me out there!
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:22 PM   #19
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It depends on the tide since it is closed when the water is too shallow.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:38 PM   #20
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I always love an excuse to pull this picture back out...

I was snorkling off the adult beach in about 6' deep water (so no, I was NOT extreamly close to the shore, but was inside those orange markers you see way out there. Well I spotted this fella and managed to get a picture before he swam out of view. I was never scared... but when I considered that I was about 100 yards from shore, I did start paying more attention to my surroundings the rest of the day.

It's not obvious to spot, but look just below the 9 o'clock position and you'll spot the outline of what is believed to be about a 6' reef shark that was about 40' away.

OMG.

I am VERY glad to have seen this AFTER my return and not before I left.

I, too, have a paralyzing fear of sharks, and while I was never more than ankle deep at Serenity Bay, I don't think I'd have gone in at all had I seen this.

Me on a boat above water? Or on a beach? Happy as can be. Me in the ocean (or seriously? In an aquarium!?!?) yeah, it's pretty much a Xanax required situation.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:40 PM   #21
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I always love an excuse to pull this picture back out...

I was snorkling off the adult beach in about 6' deep water (so no, I was NOT extreamly close to the shore, but was inside those orange markers you see way out there. Well I spotted this fella and managed to get a picture before he swam out of view. I was never scared... but when I considered that I was about 100 yards from shore, I did start paying more attention to my surroundings the rest of the day.

It's not obvious to spot, but look just below the 9 o'clock position and you'll spot the outline of what is believed to be about a 6' reef shark that was about 40' away.

You are so lucky, and I am so jealous! Of all my logged scuba dives, I have only had the privilege of seeing sharks on three of those dives.

But, at least I can boast that I have seen a great white shark in the ocean - I was off Anacapa, one of California's channel islands, and saw it about 20 feet away as I exited a kelp forest.

Sharks are beautiful creatures - I wish they were protected from finning and emasculated men with low self esteem who try to make themselves feel manly by catching one from the total safety of a boat.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:22 PM   #22
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Is it a shark fence or shark net? Ds13 is a huge lover of the ocean and like pp, wouldn't want any sea life injured by mankind and our 'priorities'. He's very concerned that sharks would get tangled in the net and starve to death. He says it happens to sea life 'all the time'. We were even raised to cut up 6 pack rings from soda cans since dolphins and other sea life can get a ring around their head & mouth and then be unable to feed.

I'd love to be able to tell him it's a hard fence, not a net.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:45 PM   #23
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I always love an excuse to pull this picture back out...

I was snorkling off the adult beach in about 6' deep water (so no, I was NOT extreamly close to the shore, but was inside those orange markers you see way out there. Well I spotted this fella and managed to get a picture before he swam out of view. I was never scared... but when I considered that I was about 100 yards from shore, I did start paying more attention to my surroundings the rest of the day.

It's not obvious to spot, but look just below the 9 o'clock position and you'll spot the outline of what is believed to be about a 6' reef shark that was about 40' away.

Guess it's the family snorkel area for me!! Wouldn't have to worry about the Shark eating me, because I'd be dead of a heart attack before he could think of taking a bite!!
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:57 PM   #24
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We were there once when a bunch of kids ran/swam up to me in the water, and pointed as "Barry" (i guess) swam under me. I have seen several sting rays. I think the percentage of shark spottings goes up during Shark Week!
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There's an ENORMOUS grouper that likes to hang out under one of the lifeguard's stations on the snorkeling train. He (or she-hard to tell with groupers) definitely wouldn't have fit through the net!
I don't know what a grouper looks like, but is this the guy you're refering to?



He was very friendly and kept on swimming around and around us until I took his picture then he left. He must love the attention!
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:57 AM   #26
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Hi!
Those are beatiful pictures! The water is magnificent!
For sure that is NOT a grouper. I am not an expert, but I think it might be a grey snapper.

I too am deathly afraid of sharks. I love the ocean, but the thought of sharks kind of ruins it for me!:0 I will not go beyond knee deep in the water here in NY because of a close encounter with what I am sure was a shark when I was a teen.

It is reasurring to hear about the shark fence.......so it is the family beach for me and my son!!!!! We will be on the Wonder Oct 3 2010 .....any fellow shark fearers sailing with us?
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OMG....why, why, why did I have to read this We are sailing in Mar 2011, so here's to hoping the water is too cold to get in and/or it's not the season for the sharks/barricuda, etc to be there

Oh my.....
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I don't know what a grouper looks like, but is this the guy you're refering to?



He was very friendly and kept on swimming around and around us until I took his picture then he left. He must love the attention!
That's a mutton snapper. They are quite common in the Caribbean and are excellent eating. As far as the baracuda are concerned, I have seen them and allways get excited by the sight. They rarely attack.
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On another cruise, we had to make an unscheduled stop after CC because a 13-year old boy decided to tease a nearby barracuda (probably not Barry!) who took a sizeable chunk out of his hand and he needed some stitches and a tetanus shot/antibiotics.
was this on a DCL cruise? (it' must be since you mention CC) I don;t understand why they would need to make an unscheduled stop, don;t they have the medical supplies to do stitches and a tetanus shot/antibiotics.
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Okay...

I hate sharks! I spent 5 years in the Coast Guard and the only time I would go into the ocean after the things I saw was to save someone. Now here I am during my lunch hour reading these posts...it's quiet in my office, I'm thinking sharks, remembering old sea stories, and my cell phone vibrates in my pants pocket from a text message...

Will someone please scrape me off the ceiling now???
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