Saturday, March 16, 2013

Video: Diver Hand Feeds & Rides 15 Foot Tiger Shark in Fiji

Here's a pretty stunning video of a tiger shark dive filmed in Beqa Lagoon Shark Dive, Fiji.

The video was posted by Oosie505 and was filmed on a GoPro Hero 2 in August 2012. Per the description, the videographer states that they were told by the dive master that they probably wouldn't see any tiger sharks on their dive. Well, the dive master was mistaken as a massive 15' tiger shark appeared and then quickly stole the show.

Presumably, the dive master is the one who hand feeds the shark and then moments later attempts to ride the shark. As the shark circles about amidst a chaotic scene of schooling fish, you can hear several of the diver's scream with delight.

At the 0:54 mark, the shark approaches the dive master who attempts to pet it's head. The shark takes a half-hearted bite which causes the dive master to quickly remove his hand.  It appears that the shark has swam away when the video stops. (Total length is 1:34)