Shark Diving & Shark Wrangling!

A Surreal Experience.

We were a little apprehensive at first. But once in the water, our minds and hearts seem to calm naturally, without any effort. All of a sudden all fears melted away, and we were in awe – it was a magnificient experience to see one of God’s most feared & misunderstood creatures in their natural habitat. They paid little attention to us, they just swam by gracefully.  After the feeding frenzy, they just returned to casually cruising around, and we had no fear reaching the surface and climbing out of the water. It was not what we expected at all.

NOTE: Frozen Chum harms sharks, it breaks their teeth. Hand Feeding, trains them to seek out humans for food. Stella Maris Long Island has been conducting safe dives for both sharks and humans since the 1950’s. Don’t support operations that don’t respect these safe practices.

Shark Diving at Long Island Bahamas, with Stella Maris.


You are about to witness shark wrangling, no sharks were hurt in the making of this video. We tie a piece of dead bate fish through the gills with a thick piece of rope. There are no hooks or sharp objects that may harm the shark. The shark bite on to the fish and rope, and are free to let go when ever they want. It is in their nature to shake their heads viciously, this process saws off a piece of meat and sometimes the entire rope. The sharks are having as much fun from this as we are. They are free to come and go, bite and release the fish as they please. 

Shark Wrangling at Ships Channel Cay – Exuma with Powerboat Adventures.

s/v Black Diamond

With almost 30,000 Nautical miles of experience and 1,800+ sea days and nights on the water. (1,800 sea days is like 5 years on the water, 365 days a year!) I am an RYA Skipper and ICC International Competent Captain, currently working on my RYA Yacht Master with a Commercial endorsement for a 200 ton vessel. My qualifications include; MED A2 Emergency Safety at Sea, Helicopter Rescue, Life raft deployment and use, Offshore Rescue and Fire Fighting at Sea, etc, STCW Code A-VI/1-3, Canadian Equivalent Marine First Aid and CPR/AED. I am an Open Water Certified diver and completed various CYA & Canadian Power and Sail Squadron certifications which include Power/Sailboat handling, Seamanship Sail, Piloting/charting, CYA Coastal Navigation, GPS Navigation, Extended Offshore Cruising, VHF Radio operation license and a Toronto Harbour License. I am now providing skippered charters and yacht deliveries globally, including crew positions for offshore passages. However, my specialities are the Bahamas, US East Coast, The Great Lakes, Welland Canal, Erie Canal and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia, looking to add Greece. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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3 Responses

  1. Drew says:

    Very cool Ed

  2. Steve s/v Refuge says:

    Hey Ed, hope you’re doing well… Awesome shark video bud…it’s now on my to do list! Hope to see you around PCYC soon… Cheers!


  3. Jody ter Weeme says:

    looking forward to hearing about the adventures of Men of the Deep!

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