Indonesia is one of the sharkiest places on the planet, home to tiger sharks, silky sharks, and black tips. But is Jaws now moving in?
Extraordinary, recent footage from Bali reveals a massive 16ft great white circling a group of divers. Is this just an anomaly or are the deadliest cold-water apex predators now making the tropics a permanent home?
With Indonesia-based shark conservationist Madison Stewart as his guide, Dr Craig O’Connell heads to remote waters off northern Indonesia. Drawing on their experience of diving with great whites elsewhere in the world, can they find the giants in their new world do discover what's drawing them in and where they're coming from? They must battle ripping currents and treacherous conditions to lure sharks from the depths. If Madi and Craig can prove that Tropic Jaws has arrived, they can protect the public - and better protect these sharks.
When divers in tropical Bali were caught unawares by a 16ft great white shark, Dr Craig O'Connell had to find out what was going on. He called the team at Talesmith and we set about mounting an expedition that took us to the furthest reaches of wild Indonesian waters. Was it possible that the shark had swum up from Australia where white sharks are known to exist, or was this a visitor from the less well known Japanese population of giant sharks? Madi Stewart, whose conservation charity is based in Indo, was the perfect host for the journey, drawing on her knowledge of local dive spots and her relationships with Indonesia's fishermen. Together the team dived in unexplored waters in search of great whites, risking their lives among a host of giant species.
This film is Talesmith's fourth shark week in as many years. We've built a trusted relationship with Discovery's team, listening to the needs of their audience and creating another thrilling film perfectly tailored to their needs.