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Underwater Photo Location: Shark Reef, Pacific Harbour

Underwater Photo Location: Shark Reef, Pacific Harbour

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Shark feeding at it's best with silvertips, blacktips, whitetips, dusky nursesharks, sicklefin lemonsharks, bulls and tigers!

Now, I don’t agree with shark feeds, believing that this sort of behaviour can lead to the conditioning of sharks whereby they link the sight and sounds of divers and the dive boat to an imminent free meal, which could, and may have already, lead to accidents, but I figured I couldn’t comment on such a subject until I had seen one at first hand. Although the sharks weren’t there immediately, it didn’t take long, which makes me suspect that this has already taken place, they have been feeding here for 10 years after all. There have been no injuries whilst the 2 operators have been conducting these feeds, but I believe it’s only a matter of time. The feeders may think they are in control, but who can control ten 3m bull sharks in a feeding frenzy. Still, it was one hell of a rush!
Facts about Shark Reef, Pacific Harbour
  • It is in Fiji
  • Shark Reef, Pacific Harbour is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
dayboat

Marine Life
bigsharks

Diving facilities
airhireguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
wideangle

by Chris Carroll
Silvertip at Pacific Harbour taken with Canon Powershot G9

by Sam Cahir
Catch me if you can. This Bull shark is three times lucky with three fishing lines hanging out of his mouth.

by Sam Cahir
10m feeding stop. This whitetip reefy was anxiously awaiting his free feed. Taken at Shark Reef, Fiji

by Sam Cahir
Feb-March in Fiji brings the hungry female bull sharks back in droves. After giving birth up the rivers the girsl head back to the deep waters of the Beqa channel with ferocious appetites.

by Sam Cahir
A tuna a day keeps the dentist away!!. Beqa Passage July 2010 with a stunning 3m pregnant female Bull shark.

by Sam Cahir
Some people will go to extraordinary measures to dump their rubbish!!!!. This is actually the feed bin for a shark dive, comprising of a green waste bin. Taken at Shark Reef, Fiji.

by Sam Cahir
Daybreak on Shark Reef.

by Sam Cahir
The Roman Cross - This 3m female bull shark attempts the roman cross but only scores 6 out of 10.

by Sam Cahir
Bullseye! - After years and years I finally got that shot the shot that has eluded me. This is the eye of a 3+m female bull shark. Taken down at 28m in the Beqa Passage, Fiji.

by Sam Cahir
Rising Bull. Simplistic in form, the Bull whaler is accompanied by a lone remora.
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