Photographing sharks at Vertigo
We learned the island motto: “Vertigo means sharks!” definitely delivered a ten for adrenaline at the legendary site Vertigo! They’re everywhere. White tip over the reef, Blacktip out in the blue, Grey down the wall, on the surface. Everywhere we looked and they were big!
We spent an hour near the surface photographing over 30 grey and blacktips. Finally, we grabbed our scuba gear and took off a little deeper for the rest of the afternoon.
We took turns photo bombing with turtles, eels, huge schools of fish! Once we dialed in our Suunto D6i computers, we hit it as deep as we could and came up only when we had to. We recorded tons of life in our log books. During surface intervals, we napped, swam and hung out on our towels. The boat crew had packed us some tea and snacks for solid surface intervals.
Big thank you to Manta Ray Bay Resort and the Acker family for providing our Yap trip. This was one of our most memorable shark experiences. Special thanks to Suunto, Mares & Watershot for providing our gear. Photos taken by Brad Holland.