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The adventure began when Capt. Robert Trosset III, Pat Ford, and I stepped into Tropic Ocean’s seaplane for a 30 minute flight from Ft Lauderdale, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas. Soaring through the air, I looked down at the vast blue ocean and thought to myself, “This is incredible” and… “I hope I see whales!!” Although whales were out of the question, the pilot pointed out dozens of sting rays and lemon sharks swimming through the gin clear flats as we neared Bimini’s coastline. We buzzed over the Bimini Big Game Club and touched down on the main navigational channel just like the Chalks planes of old. Our main goal was to descend beneath the water’s surface and swim with some sharks and then spend a day on the flats where I hoped to catch my first permit. The sharks hang out at Triangle Rocks and have become familiar with the dive boat’s engine. Within minutes of making our descent, there were 3 then 4 then 10 sharks swimming around and between all of the divers.  We saw reef sharks, nurse sharks, and bull sharks. Their mysterious eyes gazed into mine as they gracefully swam over the coral reef bottom.

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