A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Did I Ever Tell You of the Time


I swam in shark infested waters?
You look at these pictures and think,
"Who would be crazy/dumb enough to get in the water here?"

Well, this guy would.


And I'd do it again.



56 comments:

Michelangelo said...

Dude, you're freaking crazy.

Evonne said...

I'd do that without a cage.

Corvus said...

ME TOO. Well, not yet, but some day. I've also seen organized dives for Humbolt Squid shoals ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Squid ). I will so be all over that someday.

lorecataldo said...

Dear Jorge Garcia...
My name is Lorena Cataldo, I´m from Buenos Aires Argentina.. I work for one Fundation call it "Fundacion PUPI".. This Fundation is from Javier Zanetti, one soccer player. He was a Captain of aour National Seletion Soccer time.. Now he is playing in inter of Milan, Italy. I contact to you because all years we do a soccer game in Boca Juniors Station with a Famous Soccer players and another celebris.. In this oportunity wue do this soccer game on dicember 27th and we like to invite to you to play this soccer game with Diego Maradonna, Lionel Messi and the other famuos celebris.. I will send you by post all information about us.. My personal email is lorecataldo@hotmail.com and our web is www.fundacionpupi.org.ar...
We hope see you in this game..
thank a lot.. lorena

Henry Wasserman said...

Jorge this is your good angel speaking. I know it's getting stressful at work. It will soon be over.

Leave the shark infested waters to the sharks...

And try not to pet them.

Snorkel in Gods fish tank.

Jenea said...

I don't think what you are crazy!!! I like extrim too!!! But I am interested in - this shark is from paper or piece of plexiglass?


you have a waterproof camera?

Checkie said...

I think I saw the Dharma logo on one of those sharks!

OK, not really, but you knew one of us LOST geeks was gonna say it, so why not me?

Looks like fun, Jorge. I'd maybe do it too someday, if I ever had the opportunity.

Topanga said...

Checkie beat me to it!! Dang-it!!!

Topanga said...

Oh.. and I saw my first Lost commercial on TV last night during "V".

It was bitter-sweet. I'm so excited for "Lost" to begin but I don't want it to end.

Marianne Jennings said...

Diving with sharks is Amazing and I'd do it again too! Your pictures turned out awesome! It's a strange feeling being the one in the cage, instead of the other way around, isn't it? :)

Ashlie-Mommycosm.com said...

Now that is something I've never done. If I survive indoor skydiving next month, I'll add swimming with sharks to my list.

Way cool!!

myn said...

EEEEEEE!!!

That looks really cool, but I'm not sure I could do it, even with a cage. You're pretty adventurous!

Arwengreenleaf said...

You are really brave. I would probably have to really be talked into doing something like that. Though, I guess if you've done it once, then it's probably a lot easier to do it again.

milk and cookeez said...

Never in 1 million years, not even for a milion dollars. Try asking again when it's time to pay the bills.

James Hernandez said...

Jorge,

Next time leave the cage behind - we want to be where the action is, albeit with you holding the camera!

Jewl said...

My husband did that at the North Shore. Is that where you went? Crazy... never catch me in there! LOL

Alex said...

Dude, you´re awesome

Malea said...

LUCKY!!!

Paperbak Writer said...

Damn! Checkie beat me to it.

lost-815 said...

tell me, Hugo, but the sharks have the DHARMA's logo over them?
:-)

Deeky said...

dude, haven't you ever seen Jaws?

M said...

was that north shore or hawaii kai?

lostforeever said...

I did this on the North Shore two weeks ago!! Other than seeing some Lost filming on the last day of my vacation it was the best thing of the vacation! So sorry Jorge that you weren't there though!!

-Sara

jennY said...

what an awesome adventure! :) you sure do live the life!!

Kathryn said...

No. You never told me about that before.

Man, it's like I don't even know you.

nollyposh said...

Oh mi Jorge-ness! X:-o!

Erika Jean said...

That's cool, but when we swam with sharks... we didn't use a cage ;-)

Tena Lynn said...

I just wanna know~~~~did Beth tell you that you were crazy or did she jump in with you? lol

AlYaGotADo said...

Wow!!!!!! FREIKING AWESOME!!!!! BEAUTIFUL PICTURES! HOPE YOU'LL BE FRAMING SOME OF THOSE! THANKS JORGE!

Hyla said...

What was it like? Did you actually swim with them?

MissBeaHaven said...

You are my HERO, oh poop wrong show, LOL. DUDE you are just plain ole awsome in my book. Keep up the great work and adventures. I Like very much.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

holy shit~...not me ...no fecking way.I like my shark grilled with a little lemon juice

Erin said...

You're FEARLESS! :D Did any of them have a Dharma brand on the fin?

KoRoBaRo said...

CooL!!
Were you allowed to pet them and rub their bellies??!!

Julie said...

I'm coming to Oahu in January and I made reservations to go on this tour last month! Wanted to make sure they had spots available!

I can't wait!

Pip said...

WOW ... you just elevated from pretty cool awesomeness to OMG this guy is freaking out there awesomeness. Thank you for swimming with some of the most magnificent creatures of this planet and posting about it. Yes marine life is my background or was. One day it will be again.

Mahalo

Christina Bauer said...

That is so totally awesome! Always amazing, Jorge.

Wednes said...

That is so wicked awesome!

Being a lifelong fan of sharks, I thank you for demonstrating that sharks are majestic and worth saving--not terrifying monsters waiting around for people to swim by for the eating.

cjcat said...

Nope, I'll pass on the swimming with sharks. The most dare devil thing I've done, since my tom boy days anyway, is white water rafting and driving in LA. That last one makes me feel like I have tempted the fates enough.

Judy in Indiana said...

You have got to take advantage of the fun that comes your way. When would you get another chance to do this? Go for it. Meet your fear and conquer it.

Goof said...

:D Woo Hoo Live it up Jorge!!!

Erin Marie said...

aw, man. i want to do this so badly. it's totally on my list of things to do someday. really, i'd like to make friends with a shark researcher and get to dive more than once with them!

kerenl said...

one of my biggest fears.
i admire you for having the courage to do it. must have been a unique experience.
and i LOVE the colours in the pix

Mom2haylil said...

If you ever get a chance to go to Bora Bora- do the swim with sharks and rays. The only they only use a little yellow rope to keep the sharks at bay, and the rays rub up against you like cats. The rays also swim up the chests of the guys who run the tour that feed them. Very cool.

J.D. said...

woa!

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E.B. said...

My spouse can't wait to do that someday! It's one of his dreams! Now that we live on an island, I think he'll finally get the opportunity. You make it look fun, Jorge, but I think I'll wait in the boat!

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

You should have poked one....sharks love when you poke them.

Tamara said...

Qué suerte Jorge!!! a mí me habría encantado bañarme con tiburones también. Me encantan los animales :D

liske said...

you 're crazy !!!! lol

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mina said...

I can't wait to try this! You're my hero

slvrhalo said...

Jorge, that looks so cool! I've always wanted to go swimming with sharks! Hope you had a blast!

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