Saturday, January 16, 2010

Al's Discount Shark Cages

Years ago I laughed at a Gary Larson's cartoon featuring "Al's Discount Shark Cages," an instant classic.

In the 10 years since I have seen little evidence of anyone building shark cages "on the cheap," until today.

Thanks Robin for the hat tip.

Apparently the new cage rage in Laguna Beach is, wait for it, PVC Shark Cages.

Kudos to the guys for trying, and to their catch and release ethic, but PVC?

Here's the complete adventure story. Shark diving always starts somewhere. When I see fishermen like Ryan taking an interest in sharks "beyond the hook and line," I am all for it, even with the PVC.

His personal take on the sharks in the water is the reason for commercial shark diving - appreciation, which as we have all seen leads to conservation:

"The sharks are so beautiful and calm it was irresistible. Ok, now I'm sounding like a nature channel guy, but really- part of why I love fishing is the beauty of ocean and its inhabitants!"

Here's to 1000 more, Al's Discount Shark Cages.

Patric Douglas CEO
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