Updated: May 8, 2019
Being an avid spear-fisherman, I have had several encounters with sharks. As ominous as they may seem, I still find myself intrigued by the way the mighty hunters glide through the water with purpose. School fish and solitary swimmers alike make room for these menacing creatures as if they were magnets with similar poles pointing toward each other. One of the more interesting and frightening creatures I have had contact with was a small hammerhead shark off the coast of Chubb Cay, Bahamas. After spearing a large grouper, I returned to the water only to notice a 3-4 foot long cartilaginous curiosity circling the crack in the same reef where I caught the fish. At this point, I knew it was time to find a new hunting ground, but not before I was able to fully observe this magnificent creature.