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09/01/2005: "Tiger Shark 1963 ........Wal Gibbins Memoirs"


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An eleven foot two inch tiger from Sykes Reef, near Heron Island. With a homemade 10 gauge shotgun powerhead fitted to a handspear, Wal showed the world what he was capable of.......no fear!

The powerhead worked! To divers this was our equivilent of a parachute aboard an aircraft going into battle.

A major milestone toward conquering the psychological 'fear of the unknown'.

Photo: Wal Gibbins Collection










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