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Whitetip Shark by Similan

Whitetip Shark by Similan
Although the oceanic whitetip is highly opportunistic and aggressive, and has been known to attack humans for food, divers have swum with this shark repeatedly without being harmed. Divers are advised to approach the shark only with extreme caution, not spear fish near this shark and, if the shark comes too close or gets too inquisitive, to get out of the water as soon as possible. It is suggested regarding sharks in general that if a shark begins to push a diver, it should be hit on the snout, gills or eyes; however, anecdotal evidence suggests that this may be less effective in deterring whitetips.

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