I usually do not write much about these things, but having just come back from Compass Cay, I have to speak up. I watched for 2 days as people poked, grabbed and rode the nurse sharks, all with no issue. I also listened to ALL the guides and the staff at Compass tell people to NOT do these things. Every guest is told NOT to put their hands/arms near the mouth of the sharks. This woman swam towards the shark and stuck her arm right at it. Accidents happen and this is unfortunate, but how convenient that the Daily Mail had the video so quickly.... These sharks are extremely patient and yes they are conditioned, but they are STILL WILD ANIMALS and deserve our respect.
My 2 cents... 1. Sharks are wild animals
2. Accidents happen
3. The Bahamas is an incredible place and people spend nearly $114 million US dollars each year to see sharks and rays with minimal incidents.
4. The staff at @compasscaymarina
are incredible! It's one of my favorite places on the planet and should be on your list to visit.
Words by @biminisharkgirl
Photo by @duncan_brake
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