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Appeared in DIVER April 2013

It’s set to be the latest world hotspot, as great hammerhead sharks stop off in shallow waters of the Bahamas in the early part of each year. How often do you find such sharks hanging around with divers – for five hours at a time?


  • JOHN BANTIN, seen above with Stuart Cove, fills his boots

    JOHN BANTIN, seen above with Stuart Cove, fills his boots

  • The cameraman is Andy Brandy Casagrande (yes, really!)
    The cameraman is Andy Brandy Casagrande (yes, really!)
  • The divers were able to go on interacting with the sharks as the afternoon light started to fade
    The divers were able to go on interacting with the sharks as the afternoon light started to fade
  • The sharks were attracted in by a chum slick
    The sharks were attracted in by a chum slick
  • Frazier Nivens gets the epic close-up on his Epic camera
    Frazier Nivens gets the epic close-up on his Epic camera
  • Beto Barbosa, the Brazilian master-baiter, gets a close pass
    Beto Barbosa, the Brazilian master-baiter, gets a close pass
  • Stuart Cove hides a dead barracuda behind his back – the hammerheads were easily fooled!
    Stuart Cove hides a dead barracuda behind his back – the hammerheads were easily fooled!
  • The world’s most dangerous species freedives with a great hammerhead
    The world’s most dangerous species freedives with a great hammerhead
  • A dozen big nurse sharks with their attendant remoras simply got in the way!
    A dozen big nurse sharks with their attendant remoras simply got in the way!
  • Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow
    Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow

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