The turkey shark lay low for a few days with only minor incidents until the night of our second night dive. Kylie, the third victim reports, "As the group was descending, all of a sudden, something grabbed my regulator. When I turned around to see what it was - I felt the turkey shark engulfing me! It wrapped its rough green body around my tank of air! I was in shock!" As much as we fear the turkey shark, it was necessary that we keep it near the boat during every dive. All of us are safe, although emotionally scarred.
P.S. The turkey shark, Turkostomata gobblii, is the safety line and orange float that trails behind the boat during every dive.
- Jenna and Kylie