Shark Feeding In Shark Junction, Grand Bahama

by Keith Cotcher

I have dove the Shark Junction site in Grand Bahama over 20 times and it is a very safe dive as long as there is no feeding or chumming going on.


I have dove shark dives where there is chumming or bait buckets in the water and all bets are off as to how the sharks will act.

I was on the Belize Aggressor III with my son and they were feeding the sharks with a bait bucket and the sharks became very aggressive toward the divers. My son, who was 14 at the time, was head butted by a 9 foot reef shark and I had to defend off two other sharks that came after me.

I'm not a big fan of shark feeding dives. As long as their is no feeding or chumming at the dive site I encourage everyone to enjoy sites like Shark Junction in Grand Bahama.

The last picture shows one of the sharks that came at me during the feeding in Belize. I took this right before I had to throw my elbows into him. He was coming at my legs and then veered
straight up. You can see the scratch marks on the top of his head where he was sticking his head into the bait bucket.


Hi Keith,

Thanks for sharing your experience. I have to say that your shark feeding experience is one I do not want to have.

While I have seen many sharks are on my dives, I have never participated in a shark feeding dive.

And your story only reinforces my feeling that I never will!

Thanks again for the story.

Other Readers Take On Shark Feeding:

My Opinion On Shark Feeding Dives

by Jeff
(BVI)

How smart is it to train sharks to associate food with divers? It is obvious that they are learning that association by the warnings when you are on a shark feeding dive.

Shark feeding should be outlawed everywhere, like it is for feeding bears and alligators. They put all divers at risk.

Ban Shark Feeding

by Mark
(Lanzarote,Canary Islands)

It is unnatural and unnecessary to feed sharks. It is only done to give "macho" men a kick.

Shark Feeding Dive: So Quick To Do Others Thinking

by jsnow
(new england)

The question of should shark feeding dives be banned is just another example of no responsibility by individuals for their own safety. Ban everything and we will all be safe.

I dove at the site in Nassua, no feeding. Sharks came when they heard the boat. If you don't like thrills, stay home.

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