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Postby TheCatt » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:42 pm

I startled a 3' wide Stingray in the ocean once. Was swimming in 2' of water, and it popped out of the sand. Didn't Irwin me.
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Postby GORDON » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:51 pm

In the Georgia Aquarium, we all stopped at one point and they had my kid, the only child there, creep up on this big mound in the sand. He didn't understand what they wanted him to do, because it was just a pile of sand... you know where this is going. It didn't pop up, but they got him next to it, started blowing the sand away with their hands, and it was a giant fucking ray.
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Postby GORDON » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:05 pm

No bites. Turtle likes to cuddle. Constantly. For 90 straight minutes.

That was a workout.
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Postby GORDON » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:49 pm

Leisher wrote:Source of the post I was at the zoo on Thursday.

Saw the massive aquarium in the Malawi center. Very cool room for meeting.


I'm diving that tank next Tuesday. :-D
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Postby Leisher » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:02 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post
Leisher wrote:Source of the post I was at the zoo on Thursday.

Saw the massive aquarium in the Malawi center. Very cool room for meeting.


I'm diving that tank next Tuesday. :-D


That's pretty cool. You're going to be in a target rich environment.
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Postby GORDON » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:57 pm

Diving that zebra shark in an hour.

Feel like I need to announce it now in case it's my last words online.
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Postby TheCatt » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:13 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post Diving that zebra shark in an hour.

Feel like I need to announce it now in case it's my last words online.

Gonna marry it and live beneath the sea? Make an honest shark of it?
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Postby GORDON » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:06 pm

That fucking shark.

WOULD NOT stay off me. I.went in and started the feed show, and it was constantly there, circling within 18 inches. I kept pushing it away as instructed, and it stayed on me. They unplugged my microphone from the visitors watching, and I let the zoo staff know it was all over me. "I.can see that. Wow.". I stayed down a few more minutes trying to wave at kids while fending off a shark... I wonder what THAT looked like... Then it lunged at my midsection and went for a bite. I called the dive at that point.

Zoo staff was watching, "It hasn't done that to anyone else." Sigh.

I think I'm going to volunteer to.come in offhours and let it have at me, so they can observe and try to.figure out what's going on... But I don't want to do that in front of.kids/zoo guests.
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Postby Leisher » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:17 pm

Hell hath no fury like a shark scorned.
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Postby GORDON » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:07 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post
Leisher wrote:Source of the post I was at the zoo on Thursday.

Saw the massive aquarium in the Malawi center. Very cool room for meeting.


I'm diving that tank next Tuesday. :-D


100 minutes under water. May be a personal record.
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Postby Troy » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:55 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post That fucking shark.

WOULD NOT stay off me. I.went in and started the feed show, and it was constantly there, circling within 18 inches. I kept pushing it away as instructed, and it stayed on me. They unplugged my microphone from the visitors watching, and I let the zoo staff know it was all over me. "I.can see that. Wow.". I stayed down a few more minutes trying to wave at kids while fending off a shark... I wonder what THAT looked like... Then it lunged at my midsection and went for a bite. I called the dive at that point.

Zoo staff was watching, "It hasn't done that to anyone else." Sigh.

I think I'm going to volunteer to.come in offhours and let it have at me, so they can observe and try to.figure out what's going on... But I don't want to do that in front of.kids/zoo guests.


This story is wild and interesting. I want to see video!

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Postby TheCatt » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:05 pm

He'll probably upload it to Pornhub later
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Postby GORDON » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:52 am

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Postby Leisher » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:59 am

GORDON wrote:Source of the post 100 minutes under water. May be a personal record.


Is that how long it took to fuck all those fish?

That picture makes it look like you're chasing them.
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Postby GORDON » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:23 am

I had just turned from the end of the tank, and was then trying to move against the current to get back to the middle, to climb out.
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Postby Leisher » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:13 pm

Do you have to be careful with the plants and whatnot? Does the zoo have strict requirements in place to avoid damage to the habitat.
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Postby GORDON » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:49 pm

No plants in that tank, nor in the shark tank I frequently dive in.

Also, the coral in the shark tank isn't real. If so, we'd prolly have to be VERY careful with it.

But yeah, there's a general "don't break stuff" rule. I was in the Malawi tank scrubbing algae off the rocks with a scrub brush, and off the glass with a sponge. I have one of each in my hands in that pic.
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Postby Leisher » Wed May 06, 2020 1:07 pm

Posting this for Gordon and Troy.

Best scuba diving locations.
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Postby TheCatt » Wed May 06, 2020 1:15 pm

Leisher wrote:Source of the post Posting this for Gordon and Troy.

Best scuba diving locations.

I need to dive again.
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Postby GORDON » Wed May 06, 2020 3:04 pm

I'm surprised the Keys are on there, they're somewhat crowded. But... it is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world.

Everywhere else.... super hard (and expensive) to get there. Part of what makes those places great and unspoiled.
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