Possibly one of the most amazing things we’ve seen all summer… I NEVER thought I’d see a smooth hammerhead and a mako shark swimming together especially midway through October!
The shark diving has been a little slow last month, with the very warm temperatures keeping the blue sharks at bay, it has been mainly makos and hammerheads (not that anyone’s complaining!). We had fun enjoying the blue whale blows off in the distance, with pods of dolphins coming by to check out the boat as well.
At around 3pm we had a large 7 foot mako with fishing hooks in both sides of her mouth show up. She was very calm, and after observing her behavior for a while we got everyone in the water with her.
There was a moment where she took off, and Nick yelled out “It’s hammertime!” Lo and behold, a slightly smaller smooth hammerhead showed up, and would stick around for the better part of an hour.
The true astonishment came when after an hour of enjoying the hammerhead – the female mako with hooks in her mouth decided to come back. For about 5 minutes, the two sharks swam together and allowed us to record a short video before we got out of the water.
Here’s the video we managed to grab before the mako decided to try and fit my strobe in her mouth..
Overall it was an amazing shark trip, and we had a great time with our guests out on the water. Thanks guys!