As scuba divers, have you ever been bitten by a fish or other marine life?
Naturally when interacting with animals, marine or land based, there will be occasions where biting incidents occur. It is natural. However, there are cases when such actions might be warranted.
Why is he playing with this fish? For a Photo-op?
As divers, we are well aware of the principle of not interfering with marine life. That is, we are just visitors in their natural habitat and to basically quietly observe them. I am not sure what this diver was thinking though. Long story short, this huge fish got tired of his shenanigans and took a snap at him….at which time the diver punches at the fish (reflex I guess). Towards the end of this clip, you see the fish seemingly get into re-attack mode, but the diver and cameraman didn’t seem interested anymore. Humm…
Watch this huge fish get at this diver. Also Notice how quickly the diver and cameraman leave the scene.
Images Source: YouTube Clips
If you think that this attack by a fish was provoked. Here is another case where a diver gets attacked. Was this attack by Humboldt squid provoked as well ( click to see)? You decide. 🙂
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