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Paul de Gelder

Host of Discovery Channels SHARK WEEK ๐Ÿฆˆ Keynote Speaker ๐Ÿ—ฃ Veteran ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Plant eater ๐ŸŒฑ @asnusa ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป YouTube โฌ‡๏ธ

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Tiger Sharks are exceptionally curious characters and once comfortable will sidle right up to you. This big beautiful lady with @willsmith and myself was doing a bit of a stealthy creep at the edges of my periphery. I had to adjust my whole body around to meet her with my left hand and not my steel diving hook. Gentle yet firm. Indicating that I'm not a threat or food but I'm not going to be pushed around either. There's a subtle balance that must be held when diving with large predatory sharks. Meeting them with aggression will usually be reflected in their treatment of you and so we give each other respect and she let us share her space. #MagicalMoments #CoExist #Respect #Shark #Diving is #TheBest #bestoftheday #Galeocerdocuvier #tiburon #shayu #same #hai #squalo #haai #haj #Akula #Toki #Sangeo #Hiu at Tiger Beach, Bahamas

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Bouncing around Australia trying out my new funny faces stage show. It could use some work. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks once again to @gotafe for inviting me out to your awards ceremony to give these tafe graduates a different perspective on what it takes to Improvise, Adapt & Overcome no matter what craziness life throws at you. #inspo #Fears #sharks #PublicSpeaking #thechoiceisyours #ChooseYourBestLife #talks & #tattoos at Whitsundays

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Horrific huh! You'd be thrown in jail if you did this to a land animal. Wouldn't it be magic if instead of killing their wild ocean predators the Australian government embraced them like I found in Fiji in the bottom photo. The top picture is from the currently running shark control program in the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Oh! You didn't know that the Queensland Government would be insane enough to kill their own wildlife that keeps one of the worlds great wonders healthy and alive? They sure are. Feel free to let them know how that makes you feel. @qldgov #NotPlanningForTheFuture is a great motto for them. #Shark #Diving #EcoTourism #Itstimetobebetter

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@joeromeiro333 @laurenbenoit333 @travisbrownemma and @rondarousey decided to rock out to my rap song from 1998 and I'm on the other side of the damn planet ๐Ÿ˜ซ and can't hang. Miss you guys โค๏ธ #LIT #Fam #MASSIVE #FOMO #BrouseyAcres at Mackay, Queensland

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If I could recommend to everyone one thing to help you grow in all aspects of life it would be to get uncomfortable. Step outside your comfort zone, get nervous, get excited, even scared. You'll never improve your cardio if you never push yourself harder. You'll never build muscle without progressively overloading the weight you lift and you will never understand what you are truly capable of until you force yourself into overcoming your self perceived limitations. And that takes the willingness some times to just say, 'Fuck It, let's do this shit!' Plan something today, this week or this month that you will be proud of yourself for next year. Those are the stories you'll tell for the rest of your life. #Grow #Now #liveyourbestlife #adventures #Donate #Time #learntoscuba #quitsmoking #startabusiness #Starthiking #goplantbased #travel #chaseyourdreams #followyourpassion #behappinessandlove #settheexample at Sydney, Australia

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That one time i was doing selfies in the Bahamas with the Fresh Prince, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela and someone that saved the world/universe about eleventeen thousand times. Not bad for a train wreck of a kid from little ol' Canberra. Never, ever give up on yourself no matter how bad it gets and never believe your too cool to be good person. #willsmithsbucketlist #selfie #icon #liveyourbestlife

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Still hard to believe I'm currently on Will Smith's Story at the moment with my badass Shark homie @joeromeiro333 #checkitout #isthisreallife #livingmybestlife #mates # sharks #adventures The #Danger #Dudes

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Once again the media in Australia is drumming up fear about sharks in 'plague proportions'. Meanwhile me and my friends are proving that we can live together and even benefit from each other. Australia just can't seem to grasp that many parts of the world have created sanctuaries for these animals to thrive and are benefitting from the eco tourism that comes with the shark diving industries. Instead the solution is to kill them all. ๐Ÿคจ Brilliance at its best. One fishermen said he would 'be terrified if he fell in'. But all I can hear is the frustration that they're losing their fish to the sharks. Two other older blokes that swim in the harbour every morning said they haven't seen any. Must be a plague then clearly. If you're going to fish then you may see sharks : fact. You've entered the natural worlds food chain and a sign of a healthy eco-system is sharks. So instead of bitching about it try and be grateful we haven't destroyed it, yet. #Shark #Sanctuary #Sydney #Eco #Tourism #conservation #Scuba #Diving #bucketlist

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Thank you @willsmith for being brave enough to put your fear aside on @willsmithsbucketlist and join my badass team of shark divers. Like Will says in the show on @facebookwatch 'when you're not afraid to die you're no longer afraid to live.' You were a champ mate and we're so proud to have your voice helping sharks to be more respected and appreciated and hopefully less feared and slaughtered. #Shark #diving #overcome #fear #learn to #live #nolimits #noboundaries #noexcuses @15_fathoms @hecsstealthscreen @indigoindustries @apollomilitary @aqualungmilitary @joeromeiro333 @gdayusa @instagram @laurenbenoit333 @jaminshark at Williams Town, Freeport, Bahamas

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Here it is y'all. #acting #rapping #influencing #megastar #willsmith #bucketlist and now #shark #diving

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HELL YES! My first acting role and the show is up for a Logie. #BadAss #FightingSeason #Acting #Veterans

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Who's coming with us on our Great White Adventure? There is shenanigans to be had, don't miss out. [email protected] for bookings and queries. No scuba licence required. Pro cinematographer @joeromeiro333 for underwater camera coaching. All free meals- vegan, vegetarian, gf on request. Free beer, wine and soda. BYO liquor. And MASSIVE White sharks. #shark #diving #cagediving #mexico #Great #White #party.

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