Ray Klefstad, Diver

I was wearing a Shark Shield while diving off Florida in the gulf. We were about 20 miles off-shore diving some wrecks. My friend had caught a small black fin tuna which we cleaned off the stern of the boat. We later jumped in and the area was swarming with brownish sharks (I’m guessing Lemon Sharks). There were also many large jewfish and barracuda hanging around the wreck.

We continued to free dive around the area, but there were sharks everwhere. At one point, I heard my buddy scream from the surface.

I looked over and one of these sharks was charging right at him from the depths. I quickly turned on my shark shield and swam closer towards him. We both approached my buddy and the shark clearly reacted to the shock from the Shark Shield and bolted away.

We got out of the water and decided not to clean any more fish over the side of the boat in an area we were diving.

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