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Ocean swimming with Great White in Hawaii

Ocean Ramsey © Juan Oliphant

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Ocean swimming with Great White Shark in Hawaii

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 March, 2013 : - - Following video of Ocean Ramsey, shark conservationist, swimming with a great white shark being released, photos of the diver offer a different perspective of the experience.

Taken by ocean photographer Juan Oliphant, the photos show shark conservationist Ocean Ramsey swimming with great whites, as well as whales and stingrays. The photos of Ramsey and the great white were taken in waters off of Baja Mexico last year.

Asked if she's nervous during dives like this, Ramsey told the Huffington Post, "I dive with sharks on a regular basis. So, nervous, maybe not, but excited, pretty much every time."

Ramsey has been diving with sharks since she was 14 years old. She can hold her breath underwater for more than five minutes. Oliphant, the photographer, said one reason they were able to have close encounters with sharks is because Ramsey is free-diving, without scuba tanks that create bubbles that can scare sharks. 

Ramsey said she does not come across Great White sharks in Hawaii often.

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Source: Press

Author: The Editors

Tags, Ocean Ramsey, Great White Shark,

Sharks: Surfersvillage


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