I asked God for a partner in crime he sent me my crazy aunt shirt
This was not a diving Expedition this was a rescue attempt and I asked God for a partner in crime he sent me my crazy aunt shirt. I might add that these drivers probably have a little bit more experience than anyone on this post. Touching a whale shark with your bare human hands can result in bacteria and other allergens being transferred onto the sensitive skin of a whale shark, rub off a natural protective mucus layer, and cause skin infections.
I asked God for a partner in crime he sent me my crazy aunt shirt, hoodie, sweater and v-neck t-shirt
The basic rule of diving is not to touch anything – for I asked God for a partner in crime he sent me my crazy aunt shirt, just as importantly, the safety of the marine environment’s many precious inhabitants. I would suggest that touching a whale shark is not near as stressful to them as being trapped in a net for several hours. From the footage though, it was not clear that there was danger overhead and it looked like the diver was posing for the photo.
In any case, we are not contesting the ability of the divers who carried out the rescue nor are we discounting what they did. We’re simply raising a valid concern and in so doing – especially for people who aren’t aware – pointing out the no-touching rule that applies during diving in general and under ordinary circumstances. I was in Grand Cayman and was given a sea cucumber to touch. I wouldn’t have done that if it endangers the living creature.