Sixgill @ Redondo 8/2

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Sixgill @ Redondo 8/2

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Just past the carousel boat @ ~85fsw on a low tide. Stuck around long enough for me to get a few pictures and check that she was female before disappearing into the dark. 5-6 feet long, I guess?

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Wow!!! Amazing photos!
You're so lucky!!! :)
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Crazy!!! Do you dive rebreather or OC?

And it looks like you got shots of her in the water column and not just from above swimming on the bottom?
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Tom Nic wrote:Crazy!!! Do you dive rebreather or OC?

And it looks like you got shots of her in the water column and not just from above swimming on the bottom?
Open. Water column. I was sitting on the bottom and the shark swam above and around me.
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...and she ate a lure...
Awesome photos...you were lucky to see her.
Not many showing up in the last 3 years...
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So awesome! Great work Derek!!
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Gdog wrote:So awesome! Great work Derek!!
Great work and congrats on your first encounter. You should have guided it to us though. Hahaha :-)


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Scubie Doo wrote:
Gdog wrote:So awesome! Great work Derek!!
Great work and congrats on your first encounter. You should have guided it to us though. Hahaha :-)


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Nice .. :taco: :taco: :taco: :taco: :taco: :taco: :taco:
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How awesome was that?! So cool!!
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derekcs wrote:
Scubie Doo wrote:
Gdog wrote:So awesome! Great work Derek!!
Great work and congrats on your first encounter. You should have guided it to us though. Hahaha :-)


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Less yapping, more diving.
Sorry for the delayed response, I was out diving.


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Scubie Doo wrote:
derekcs wrote:
Scubie Doo wrote:
Gdog wrote:So awesome! Great work Derek!!
Great work and congrats on your first encounter. You should have guided it to us though. Hahaha :-)


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Less yapping, more diving.
Sorry for the delayed response, I was out diving.


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Yeah, I was out diving too....I yapped afterwards. Still didnt help, no shark
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So cool Derek!!!
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So jealous, awesome photos, thanks for posting!
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derekcs wrote:
Scubie Doo wrote:
Gdog wrote:So awesome! Great work Derek!!
Great work and congrats on your first encounter. You should have guided it to us though. Hahaha :-)


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Yap, Yap, Yap, Yap....

Sigh... 3 dives, no luck. I keep seeing pictures of her on everyone else's feed. I feel like the guy in Junior High trying to ask out an amazing girl, getting no response, and then seeing pictures of her with all your friends. :luv:
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Amazing experience Derek! Great pictures.

I didn't see the shark but I did get a consolation prize of a Giant Skate!! It was at least 4 feet long and 3 feeet wide. Biggest one I've ever seen. It buzzed past me as I hung out at 90 - 100 feet waiting for the SixGill.

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thats a huge skate, I've never seen one that big
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It checks out. 6 gills. I counted them! Congrats Derek!
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Super awesome and inspiring!!!! I hope to see one myself someday. Thanks for the photos!
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