Shark Encounters in Hawaii

Next time you freak out about a shark attack sensationalized in the media, don't panic. You're way more likely to be "scared to death" than to be eaten by a shark. Fact is, heart failure is still the leading cause of death in the U.S. by far — 652,486 deaths in 2004. There were just 2 shark-related deaths in the U.S. that same year, only one in 2005, and none in 2006. So lay off the butter,paul and shark italy and dive in!

Hawaii Shark Tours
Seeing sharks up close and personal while immersed in a metal cage is the most thrilling adventure in Hawaii — and if you try it, probably of your life, too! This world-famous experience, offered by North Shore Shark Adventures, on Oahu, is available nowhere else in Hawaii.

Watching Grey Reef, Galapagos, Sandbar and Hammerhead sharks swim within a few feet of you is a primal adventure, an unbelievable experience you'll not likely forget, and one that will profoundly affect your feelings toward sharks.
Some people who take this shark tour have never been in the ocean before. Many come with a phobia about sharks. After the tour their inhibitions and fears disappear and they have a greater respect for sharks and their beauty.

Sharks, nature's most perfect predator (excluding humans), have existed on the planet for over 350 million years - since before even the dinosaurs. In Hawaiian legend, each island has its own shark god. The king shark god of Oahu is Kamohoalii, elder brother of the fire goddess Pele. Also known as Moho, is, the provider of the canoe which brought Pele to Hawaii from Tahiti. His lair is said to be an underwater cave off of Pearl Harbor.

The ancient Hawaiians hunted sharks for meat, teeth and skin. Heiaus, or temples, were built in honor of the shark gods. Just as each island has its own shark god, many Hawaiian families had personal shark aumakuas, or guardian spirits.

Hawaii Shark Encounters
North Shore Shark Adventures was developed by lifelong surfer and diver Joe Pavsek at the suggestion of his friends. In his other life, Joe is a private investigator and artist displaying his works Honolulu and Lake Tahoe galleries. He's had a diving boat in Haleiwa Harbor since 1975 and has worked on aircraft salvage recovery in Hawaiian waters. Joe has been featured many times on the television show "Let's Go Fishing."

These shark tours leave Haleiwa Harbor starting at 7:00 am daily and last two hours. Using a 26-foot Anderson boat with a swim step at the stern, you'll sail to a location about 2 miles offshore. Since safety of the passengers is a primary concern, each tour begins with an informative safety briefing. People may bring their own mask and snorkel — fins are not necessary. The sharks you'll see often inches away from your cage, range in size from five to fifteen feet.

People from around the world, including England, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and from almost every state in the mainland have enjoyed the tour. North Shore Shark Adventures has been featured on the BBC Outdoors in England, ESPN Outdoors and soon will be on Canadian Wildlife Television.

North Shore Shark Adventures operates out of the harbor in historic Haleiwa Town, about an hour's drive from Waikiki. This adventure can be purchased with or without round-trip transportation — hotel pickup from all major Waikiki hotels.

Hawaii Shark Tours Threatened
An advisory panel that oversees fishing in federal waters around Hawaii recently approved a proposal that would ban shark feeding by commercial tour operators. This occurred after Federal officials met with community members on the North Shore of Oahu in 2006 to discuss the possibility of limiting local www.paulsharkoutletitaly.com shark tours in Hawaii.

The recommendation by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council would prohibit feeding or chumming for sharks in federal waters around the Hawaiian Islands. The measure, which would ban shark feeding but not the tour operations, has yet to be approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The state of Hawaii previously passed a similar law banning commercial operations from feeding sharks in state waters, which extend 3 miles from shore. The law does not prohibit shark-viewing activities that do not involve feeding the fish. The federal proposal would extend the prohibition to federal waters 200 miles beyond the 3-mile state limit.

Supporters of the federal measure say the ban is necessary because of the large number of sharks they say two North Shore tours are attracting. Since passage of the state measure, North Shore Shark Adventures and Hawaii Shark Encounters now boat customers 3 miles offshore from Haleiwa to view sharks up close and personal from a submerged cage.
The owners of the two tour operations say they don't always use bait to attract the sharks because they are already in the area. "We don't always feed. We don't have to," says Joe Pavsek, who started North Shore Shark Adventures 6 years ago.

He anchors his two boats near where crabbers fish. "It's crabbers, not tour operators who attract the sharks," he says. If this ban were to take effect, it probably won't hurt his business because the crabbers will still be in the area, he adds.
Pavsek also maintains that the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has no jurisdiction over shark tours. The council is the policy-making body for commercial "fishing activity," which both tour operators agree does not include their tour operations.

Paul Dalzell, the council's senior scientist, acknowledged that it's questionable whether the council has a say in the tours' activities. An attorney for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) general counsel's office said that shark-viewing was not a fishing activity and therefore probably did not fall under the council's jurisdiction.

Now that the matter is in legal hands, it's difficult to know just how it will be resolved or how shark tour operations in Hawaii will be affected. It could become difficult to tell the sharks from the sharks. Federal scrutiny of shark tours is likely to continue and perhaps increase, so best book soon if you want to be certain of experiencing this rare and exciting adventure.

jeudi 31 janvier 2013 04:28


Avoid The Sharks: Internet Marketing For Dummies - Not


Internet marketing may be easy once you understand the principles of it, have some training on how to apply these principles and you have practiced what you have learned in theory, but internet marketing for dummies usually means that the dummy will get all of his or her money taken from them by the get-rich-quick sharks tolling the internet looking for newbies.

Avoid the sharks

Leave internet marketing for dummies by not becoming one. If you see any offer for making a lot of money paul shark outlet on the internet and it claims it has any of these features, then run, don't walk to the nearest exit.

You get the idea. Anyone who buys these packages are practicing internet marketing for dummies. internet marketing for dummies makes other people rich and not you. It is like taking an empty box and telling your friends that what is in the box can make them a $1000, but they have to buy it from you first before you show them whit is in it, oh, and hurry because the box will be taken down any second now.

There Is A Way

Don't be fooled, becoming a successful internet marketer works like any other venture. The more quality time and quality, informed effort you put into it, the more you get out of it. Put your time into training and networking. As you learn the theory, put it into practice. You will soon not be practicing internet marketing for dummies, but instead be enjoying the fruits of your labor

The first step to getting out of internet marketing for dummies is to take a free affiliate courses like the Mad Marketing Method. This course will allow you to start making money and outline the solid foundations good internet marketing paul and shark outlet is based on. From there you can decide whether you want to pursue advanced training or not. So avoid practicing internet marketing for dummies and start enjoying real rewarding internet marketing for real people.

jeudi 31 janvier 2013 04:27


Diving With Leopard Sharks in Thailand

While on holiday last winter to the Similan Islands, Thailand I had the opportunity to go diving for the first time. I like, many others, had heard of the horror stories of sharks in the oceans and I would be lying if I said I was not nervous when I was told we would be going to paul shark italy see a species of shark called a "Leopard shark". The name leopard shark immediately put an image of this huge sea monster in my mind but once we got to the dive site I could not have been more surprised and amazed at what fantastic creatures leopard sharks are.

When I first saw this amazing creature swimming along the ocean floor I was really amazed. The name leopard shark is very fitting due to the spots on its body.  I was a bit apprehensive and expected the shark to earthier come flying at me or simply swim away. Despite all the comments that these are actually friendly creatures in the dive briefings, I was still not sure. Our Instructor, Gae, told us that if we did see one we would slowly approach from the front and spend some time with one. I have since learned that leopard sharks are not usually bothered by humans and spend much of their time laying on the sand.

As I did my dive during the day time the leopard sharks that we saw were very inactive, just laying on the bottom which makes sense, considering that they are nocturnal sharks.  In many areas leopard sharks are used to divers and if you do not get too close then you can observe them really well. We were that lucky! Wicked Diving is very specific about not getting too close to any marine life...but I never believed that I would be hovering 2 meters from a shark....but I was! Most of the time leopard sharks will laze around in a sheltered area. In this case, one shark was lying right next to a large coral head off Koh Tachai. We also saw two at Koh Bon the next day.

Since diving the Similan Islands made such a great positive impact on me I became really interested in leopard sharks my local sea life center has a few there and I have been to observe them there. I have found out a great deal more information about these creatures since my dive. One of the most fascinating things is there diet as I am sure when most people hear the word shark they imagine a great white eating anything it can find in the ocean. The leopard shark has a diet that consists of things like snail's sea snakes and small fish. It hunts at night getting into all kinds of nooks and crevices to hunt for its prey.

Something that is quite unique to leopard sharks and that is unlike many other species of shark is that it does not need to swim in order to be able paul shark outlet to breath. I noticed this on my dive that the leopard shark was not moving and was just lying there. I asked Gae when we returned to the surface what the reason for this was and it turns out that the leopard shark can pump water over its gills. I found this really interesting and have since learned that more often than not leopard sharks will lie on the bottom of the ocean facing the current as this helps them breathe even easier.

I just want to say again what amazing creatures these are and I can not recommend taking the chance to see them in the wild. The leopard shark was a huge influence on me in getting more interested in diving and now I'm doing my rescue course and hoping to head back to Wicked Diving, Khao Lak for a Divemaster Course. If you can't go and dive then still check them out at your local sea life center.

jeudi 31 janvier 2013 04:26


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