I don’t think I gave myself enough time to be scared because I jumped in the water right after our snorkeling guide!
Nurse sharks are harmless.
Well, they typically are – yet have very strong jaws filled with serrated teeth and if bothered, will bite in defense.
However, it still was a bit daunting, that first jump into the water, while these huge sharks circled the boat. I’m still not sure what food the crew threw into the water to attract the sharks – whatever it was, they claimed it was vegetarian!
I only felt fear once, when I swam too close to one and it suddenly jolted its large head towards me, telling me to back off. That freaked me out a bit.
The rest of the time, I felt in awe of these huge creatures as they glided silently through the water.
Glided silently beneath me.
Along side of me.
The water was murky, visibility not so great because of recent rains. But that didn’t matter when the sharks were at arms length away! But, the one rule – when I reached out to touch one – was no by the snorkeling guide. Of course, I knew better – but when this ginormous shark was so close, it was difficult not to!!!
At one point there were four sharks swimming around us!! It was surreal! I felt SO alive!!! Experiencing something so outside the ordinary!!!
Some of the fish in the crowd were giant trevally…they have teeth and swim with their mouth open!!!
Here are my many pictures of these beautiful creatures!
This picture cracks me up! 😉
At one time, four nurse sharks were swimming with us! I wasn’t able to photograph all four sharks in the same photo..the best was three sharks in one picture!
Did you ever have one of those moments where you felt the most alive in your entire life? Eckhart Tolle explains why adrenaline junkies do what they do – to feel the present moment, because being present on a regular basis is too hard because we battle the mind. Snorkeling with nurse sharks was one of those moments where I felt the most alive in my entire life. I wanted more. I wanted life to feel this way all the time! My mind was absent. My heart was leading the way!! Next stop – great white sharks!! LOL!!! Only if I’m in a cage!!! I love these picture because I’m diving, chasing after the shark…chasing adventure!!!!
It looks like I’m petting the shark!
When one of the sharks swims right at you, then under you!
One of our snorkeling guides…
S, ❤ ❤ ❤