SURVIVE, FORGIVE, EMBRACE ......... During my work as an underwater cameraman I have had the pleasure to film these two gentlemen; @pauldegelder and @mikecoots / both of them amputees due to negative shark encounters in their past. They are both a huge inspiration and and I have a massive amount of respect for these fellas...... Now we are all guilty of sometimes getting a little complacent and finding excuses.... These men have refused to sit down and let life pass them by, staying motivated and excelling in their fields...... Next time you are a couch potato, feeling a little "tired", a little "stiff", stand up, go outside and EMBRACE life !!!! The biggest lesson that we can learn from these guys is to FORGIVE. I love sharks more than any other animal on the planet, however I admit it would be a hard pill to swallow to still feel affection towards them if they had taken one of my limbs. Paul and Mike have not only shown forgiveness towards these amazing creatures but have also embraced them, diving back into the water; making a connection, and getting a better understanding.
If you want to find out more about these sharky heros check out Paul De Gelder on Sharkwrecked tonight at 9pm, Sharkweek, Discovery Channel and watch Mike Coots My Padi story online. - @Duncan_brake
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Photos: @mikecoots & theperfectworldfoundation
Video: @Duncan_brake & @mornehardenberg