Guadalupe Island, Sharks and Wranglers

Guadalupe Island, Sharks and Wranglers are the combo which make for a perfect shark diving expedition. I took the trip many years back when shark diving tourism was still in its infancy. The one job on the boat I didn’t expect was the shark wrangler.  The guy or girl whose job it was to lure the sharks closer to the cage with meaty chunks of tuna.  The wrangler would toss it out and then work on getting the sharks into that picture perfect pose.  Here’s some video from the shark wranglers perspective.

Essential Shark Wrangler Skills

1) Ability to Shark Whisper

2) Patience

3) Sushi Preparation

4) Rope Handling

5) Quick Reflexes (If the shark gets the tuna…let go!)

The shark wrangler pulls the Great White in closer for a good shot.

The shark wrangler pulls the Great White in closer for a good shot.

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