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Re: Croc Dive

Postby Zuluboy » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:26 pm

Amphibian wrote:I was saying on an earlier post, everyone who has become bored with documentatires should wake an effort to watch this one its called "Into the dragons lair".
Diving with BIG Nile Crocs in the Okovango under the huge papyrus beds is fairly gnarly.


Watched it and absolutely amazing. It must have been one awesome experience, and you better not be scared of small tight spaces. You also need big you know whats!!!!!
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby Hustler » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:36 pm

:shock: .....Oh my! And That isn't even a small croc!
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby froot » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:18 am

For an inland water body I'm amazed at the visability and the lack of silt on the bottom. This must've been a fantastic experience.
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby Scavenger » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:40 am

Oh my flip you have to be either really brave or really stupid, but what an awesome experience!
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby Apeman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:19 am

Yes it is an amazing experience I have done over 200 dives in the Okavango Delta and have seen crocs on about half the dives. I have been taking photographers down with the last few years. There is a small window when the water is clear enough to dive each year.
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby cornell » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:36 pm

Good grief... That is incredible.
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby BOOGY » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:35 am

I suppose its the same as diving with sharks. Without the cage.
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby gino » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:01 pm

I would love to do that oneday
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby Loslappie » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:29 am

Nice Apeman.
I think even diving in a cage with Crocs will give you a bigger rush than free diving with Sharks...
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby firefly » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:59 pm

Where in the delta is this? panhandle?
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby Poepstring » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:10 am

Im surprized to say the least...

You do know that crocks have sensory organs running alongside the jaws & if even by accident bump into you could cause them to snap out of defence?

I always though the best way out of by accident (take note) ending up in croc infested water would be to dive under water & swim for shore with very short surface times for breathing & co-ordination. Till I was advised that crocs could sense the irregular splashing & that visual attacks were not the only way of attacking prey! how else do they catch fish under water?

Though I don't think its adrennalin that runs through your body & gives you that tingeling feeling..it is the warm urine in the wet suit!

Stuff the Bells give this bloke a ringed cushion seat, hes got some serious elephantgitis gnads!

well done.
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby lampie » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:48 pm

:shock: If that was me I'd be in America(with a brown stripe behind me all the way :oops: )before the fotographer could even think of taking a foto :)
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby che » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:51 am

For you.... i have so much respect! That thing is huge!!!!!
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby Serpent » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:47 am

I know that water makes objects appear to be twice the size, but holy mackeral that croc looks big! What an awesome experience that must have been!
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Re: Croc Dive

Postby Daniellouw » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:38 am

That thing is huge!!
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