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A Serious Shark Bite After the Dive Ended

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Many of us have enjoyed a shark/diver interaction at Shark Junction close to Freeport, Grand Bahama, as had Heidi Ernst (73) from Marshalltown, IA, who had dived there many times.

On June 7, after a first dive, the Island Hopper of the Grand Bahama Scuba dive center, moved to Shark Junction. The divers noticed a glass-bottomed boat of tourists hand-feeding sharks at the surface. The divers waited to allow the feeding frenzy to subside. Once it did, they jumped in and mingled with the animals. (It should be noted that dive guides habitually wear chainmail suits nowadays while tempting the sharks with bait during shark-feed dives.)...

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