Its just a mall aquarium … right? Well, a group of divers at the Dubai Mall aquarium get up real close with a huge shark.
Yes, when we think about aquarium dives we really don’t expect it to be a challenging experience in any respect. Especially for an aquarium located in a mall with wrap around windows with shoppers and stores in the background clearly visible.
That being said this group of divers almost go their scare of their lives in this close encounter with a huge shark staring them down with rows of gnarly teeth and no cage or separation between them. Furthermore, one of the divers recounts issues with his BCD having too much air and trying not to raise his arm to release excess air which might excite the shark.
It was a few minutes of fighting the urge to just take off … also the potential embarrassment of being challenged by the shark in front of mall-goers.
This video certainly ads a new perspective on aquarium diving. I wonder if they signed any type of release form?
One of the divers expressed his fear:
This shark obviously has the craziest teeth out of all the sharks in the tank so when he cut that corner and was in my face, my B hole puckered up quite a bit. He seemed like he was about 5 inches in front of me. I had a million thoughts going thru my head. At first was to take off, but instantly told myself no chance and dumb idea (I can’t out swim a shark). Next thought, hey look, there’s everyone watching, just waiting for that mauling lol. And of course I thought it was the end.
So, how do you think you would handle being in this situation?
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