I hear you Dylan. Last Friday I went kiting at sunset 3/4 mile south of where Steve Schaffer was attacked. I drove up special to try to catch some sunset kite and helmet images. Had no idea the blacktip migration was already underway. If I had known, I wouldn't have gone up. The paper carried the photo with all the sharks the day before but I had missed it. As it was I did see about a 4 to 5 ft. lemon shark cruising solo across my path in shallow water as I made down the coast to Bathtub Reef. I popped a low long jump over it, hoping to get some photos but mysteriously it didn't show up even shuttering once per second. In hindsight it was a dumb thing to do as sharks might be startled into attacking from the noise of the landing. Usually sharks are running away not plodding along in front of me offering a nice photo op. Next time I will use some restraint. Nothing went wrong this time not for lack of trying as I think about it nor did I see any other sharks, not to say they weren't there. That area is pretty sharky much of the year. Here are some shots from the session:
The House of Refuge
I think this was shot just after passing over the shark. I'm about to enter Bathtub Reef lagoon through a break in the reef.
I was solo scooter free diving two weeks back and came up on this 5 to 6 ft. Caribbean Reef shark in 50 ft. of water. Like I said, sharks aren't that uncommon, massive migrations are more rare though in these parts.
Riding up on the reef shark, a beautiful creature. More shots at: http://fksa.org/showthread.php?t=11697
Love sharks, watching and diving with them but I won't knowingly kite with hundreds of them in a mass migration again. Too much that can go wrong kiting in that setting beyond anyone's control but that is just my personal view.