From the archives, a shot of the legendary Cal Ripfin (aka Shredder). I first saw Cal in 2006, and he's probably one of the big reasons I got into diving and underwater.
That first trip was intended to just be a one-time thing, because I wanted to see a great white shark before I died. Observing these animals in person changed my perspective on them, and spending more time with them, learning more about them, and passing on what I learned to others became important parts of my life.
Cal was easily the most memorable shark from that first trip, due to his curious nature and willingness to swim right up to divers and their cameras. I sometimes wonder if I would have responded the same way after that first trip had he not been there.