'Desperate residents turned to a renowned free-diver for a solution.'
July 8, 2012 3:10 PM Subscribe
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"Local marine experts believed the problem could be solved only if it could be determined why the sharks were venturing so close to the beaches. This meant finding someone with the knowledge, expertise, and courage to spend an extended period of time in the water with the animals themselves, unraveling the mystery. They called Belgian Fred Buyle, the world's foremost shark tagger, a gifted free-diver able to hold his breath for seven minutes and swim to depths below 300 feet." Meet The Shark WhispererSingle-page print-ready version
. Buyle was interviewed
by DIVER magazine.
He was a freediving world record-holder, but now Fred Buyle makes his living as underwater photographer, instructor, expedition-organiser and shark-tagger, as his new book [apnea] illustrates through jaw-dropping shots – all taken in the most stripped-down way imaginable.
Fred Buyle's photographic work is available at his webiste, Nektos.net
. His website Ocean Encounters
, on breath-hold diving and exploration, has a video of Great White encounters
on Youtube. Fred Buyle also has a DailyMotion
video account and a Twitter feed
Travel guide for Reunion
, with a photograph of Boucan Canot beach halfway down the page.
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