Sharks and Scuba Diving

Sharks and Scuba Diving – Ian McKinnon

Every scuba diver has a view about sharks. Experienced divers have some really interesting stories about their interaction with sharks. Recently I wrote to my good friend Len Zell and asked him to give me his view about sharks.

Read Len Zell’s letter
(Noted coral reef authority, Len is author of the Lonely Planet Diving and Snorkeling Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. He has two species of coral named after him for his contributions to marine science.)

Do you agree with what Len says?

Do you disagree with anything Len says?

There are elements within Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) who believe that sharks pose a very real risk to scuba divers. I’m trying to educate WHSQ that this is not the case but I’m facing an uphill battle.

What do you think? Please give me your thoughts by emailing them to