I have never ever been swimming with a shark before. This morning when I wake up, 'Oh..you get close to the most dangerous creature in this world but, you know, I said to myself, 'You can do it Tony.'
My job is to take members of the public diving inside an aquarium. We scuba dive inside our largest tank, the Oceanarium, with eight grey nurse sharks.
We scuba dive inside our largest tank, the Oceanarium, with eight grey nurse sharks.
We scuba dive inside our largest tank, the Oceanarium, with eight grey nurse sharks. [cut to]
Today we're diving with grey nurse sharks. Every single one of these large sharks are grey nurse sharks. So grey nurse sharks are pretty special because they're a critically endangered species. Critically endangered means that they're one step away from being extinct so to be allowed to dive with these sharks while they're still around, is pretty special.
My personal feeling about sharks is that they're the most misunderstood animal on the planet. They've been alive on the planet for about500 million years. They're the earliest fossilised records of sharks.
So they have an amazing scientific and natural heritage that needs to be protected.
My personal feeling about sharks is that they're the most misunderstood animal on the planet.
There's heaps normal fish like the normal one we can actually see every day. It's a good feeling when we're sort of walking just along the flow with the fish. I really enjoyed that. At the beginning I thought I gonna be scared of all the big sharks, you know, they're big animals. What if they bite me?
It was wonderful experience for me to get into the water to get really close to all those ocean animals, the fish, especially the sharks, sting rays and everything