OG PMed me about this last night, and I didn't see a thread on it.
Anyway, here's what I think:
"Craig grappled with the aggressive shark for two hours, shooting it seven times with his speargun before finally killing it, after it began to circle filmmaker Ryan."
You're damn right it's going to circle. Two guys were speardiving (spearing fish, spilling blood) in the gulf and didn't expect sharks to come?
When sharks do come, (and they will), and they start to circle, you get the fuck out of the water. [Their home.] If you don't, expect to get bit. Sharks use their teeth to figure out what stuff is. It's the only method they have, no matter how inefficient. They also have a Z-line, which is a line that runs along their body that senses when animals are in distress, (such as a tuna that was just speared, or two punk spearfishermen splashing around underwater with rapid changes in heart rate due to breath hold diving) from MILES away. An animal in distress is an easy meal. It's their instinct.
The fact that they were free diving (no SCUBA) allows them to appear silently underwater due to the fact that they don't breathe, or give off bubbles. ANY marine animal will recognize someone silent as something that should be underwater. (We shouldn't.) It's the same reason professional photographers use rebreathers, because they're silent and marine life aren't afraid of the human then.
I'd say "I bet if these guys were on SCUBA, the shark would have been scared off and left" but since there was blood in the water, it probably wouldn't have.
Who the fuck feels the need to wrestle a shark for two hours when you can get the fuck out of the water. I do think I see the outline of a boat floating in one of the pictures, but either way, with THOSE freediving fins, you can swim fast enough to make a wake. That's really fast. There's no doubt in my mind that this cunt couldn't have left the water and everyone [including the shark] could have been completely unharmed.
Plus, where the fuck was the film crew if there was a movie being made?
The bottom line is that this fuck wanted to be macho and kill a shark so he could brag about it. Look at that picture he took with that smug fucking look across his face. Prick.
Plus, he didn't "wrestle a shark for two hours." He fucking cheap-shot the shark with a fucking speargun, then shot it 6 more times and made it suffer for two hours, and kept it on a leash and then 'wrestled' it. You cannot wrestle a 12 foot shark. Even slow swimming sharks are too fast for a human to keep up with. Unless, you know, you shoot it 7 fucking times.
If I shot a guy 7 times, then waited for him die, then dragged him ass down the driveway to my car, it wouldn't fucking be glorified by the media. But that's because sharks kill more humans a year than humans do... Fucking idiots.
"a desperate bid to save his diving companion" my ass.