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Bait Ball Speafishing

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SASpearo

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OK, I know some (if not all) of you have been following the crazy Souf Efrican Spearo's discussion of Aliwal Shoal, and the sardine run ....

Now I need some info from you guys ...

Has anyone ever dived in a baitball? (bigger than 1000 fish)
What is the best technique for approaching a baitball?
How do you get the best out of a baitball?
What do you have to look out for? (ie each other's backs / BFS's etc)

Any help would be real cool - I've only dived in a biggish ball once, but nothing like we're gonna dive in 2 weeks time.
 

Griff

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Evasive Action

Hi SASpearo

The one thing i do know, is that the effective evasive measures employed when BFS's are encountered, does not include shooting your buddies in order to create a diversion. the sharks dont fall for that one anymore.;)

Mark
 

SASpearo

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That's why it's called ....

a "Buddy" knife ..... knife your buddy when dem Johnies're round ...:D
 

Griff

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Shark's Eating School 101

"trust me guys, the cleaver ones taste better!"
 

Griff

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Damn my engineering english education

Poll - should we have a spell-check for this forum.
 

cjndiver

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shark safty tips

Remember, when faced with a frenzied shark, you dont have to outswim the shark...... just your dive buddy.
 

thin_air

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Re: Re: Damn my engineering english education

Originally posted by Jay Styron

We do, it's called Sven:D


does he only do english, or can he help me with my french, rofl:D
 

Abriapnea

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SA , you are in for the experience of you life !:D
Will you be diving from a boat or shories ?
Anyways you will see the birds working the balls , get in ahead (north) of the fish , if you have a boat with a topman let him direct you so you hit the edge of the ball , dive down under them and wait for the action to unfold !
Try not to get sucked into the ball - difficult !:eek:
You are virtually guaranteed to encounter Johnnies , also dolphins , but the sharks are usually too busy to pay you too much attention . Do try to get your fish out of the water asap though .
Let us know what happened
 

SASpearo

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Both ... hopefully

We'll be writing an 'article' after our trip .... watch this space for some wicked pics!
 
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