Tiger shark in a pool - Photo by Wolfgang Leander
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Nov 19, 2009
I have not met many people that enjoy getting into their wetsuit – two piece freediving / spear fishing suits are even more challenging. I have a Yazbeck and Cressi Competition 2, both have issues. My Yazbeck ripped the first time I wore it, and not because it got caught anywhere – the overall manufacturing quality is substandard. The Cressi suit is a tougher build, but the interior material has slight rips as well. Getting into both suits is about a 15 minute ritual and has worked out muscles I never knew I had (it has become easier over the days as).
Made it into my suit...Photo by Mike Ellis
As for the diving today – the visibility was even better than yesterday, but sometimes the ocean does not want you – and today, it did not want me…it was whispered to me twice, once by a large tiger (it was this one that made me get out for a while) and once by a small one. My old man did not hear them or they did not whisper to him…Of course it was nothing serious or dramatic for that matter. I just did not feel right and I think the sharks could sense it. Nothing a 15 minute break could not take care of.