You may recall the long and winding tale of David Schneider, the man behind the SharkSkunker chemical shark repellent. In order to prove his invention worked the way he hoped it would, he needed to capture footage of sharks being scared away by his repellent.
After securing a permit from the federal government to feed the sharks off Florida's east coast, David recently embarked on a mission to find sharks, get their attention, and then scare them away, in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of his repellent system. Over the past few weeks, David and his team of shark-skunkers have made dozens of dives, expressly to get this on film.
Lucky for me, I got to tag along on some of the dives.