Shark diving in the Grand Bahamas can give you the chance to go on an awesome experience, where you will see the feeders do some crazy things. Is it wrong to feed sharks? I don’t know, I’m not a biologist. I will tell you this though: In The Philippines, whale shark populations were declining because of over fishing. So the government got together and made a plan to save them. After banning the fishing, they turned the fishermen into guides for tourists, and built up the whale shark tourist industry in the area. Now the fishermen don’t have to kill all the sharks to make money, and everyone wins. So yes, I believe sustainable tourism can be a great thing, and an alternative to much worse.
For these great shots my friend Troy is using a Canon Rebel with Tokina Fisheye lenses in Sea and Sea underwater housing and two Sea and Sea strobes.
About the author: Troy Iloski in an Underwater Photography Instructor for Scuba Network New Jersey, and Shark Expert. A lover of travel who has been exploring underwater world for over 30 years. Troy is definitely someone you want to teach you the art of underwater photography, so hit him up and join one of his courses abroad!