This blog contains photos, mainly taken during diving around Perth and other parts of Western Australia, with occasional other locations thrown in. This header photograph was taken during a trip to Sipadan Island off the coast of Borneo. It shows a Grey Reef Shark disappearing into the gloom, which drops to around 600 metres deep - I was at around 30 metres!!
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
White Tipped Reef Sharks
Reef sharks are very common in tropical waters and they are generally quite timid. These shots show that on the more popular dive sites they become used to divers and it is quite safe to approach them. Both of these sharks were five to six feet long and the lower shot shows one 'resting' on the bottom. It also has a Remora attached to it. Remora are often seen attached to sharks by small suckers and they eat scraps of food left when the shark feeds.