A great Opinion Piece very pertinent in the lead up to WA’s shark season this year, printed in The West Australian, Thursday March 18th. Written by Marco Fraschetti, a shark diver and photographer, spear fisherman and owner of underwater photography and shark diving company Oceans Downunder….
I grew up in Fremantle. The waters from Cockburn Sound right out to the FADs off Rottnest is my backyard. I’ve dived WA’s waters all my life as a spear fisherman and photographer, from Perth all the way to the Northern territory border. I’ve seen my share of sharks. And I can tell you the sharks have always been out there.
For me it was an encounter with a shark off Perth that changed me forever.