The next big thing
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
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 sharks were attracted in by a chum slick
Frazier Nivens gets the epic close-up on his Epic camera
Beto Barbosa, the Brazilian master-baiter, gets a close pass
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
A dozen big nurse sharks with their attendant remoras simply got in the way!