Top, that is amazing the guy survived. I have heard, and obviously not true, that once a shark hit you, he would relize you are not fish food. That shark was in a frenzy and hit him a couple of times. Thank god for the dolphins.
I've personally watched a close friend get attack by a 18ft great white fifty feet from me and trust me you don't wish that on anyone... it's about as scary and humbling as it gets.
This guy still surfs, my friend she still surfs the same spot as well, and I still surf. Just like tree climbing you accept a certain level of risk and have to be prepared to deal with the consequences... but you don't wish anyone to die in the process.
Well, we have probably all heard of this type of protection from dolphins, so it is nothing new. The thing to know is, that just because there are dolphins in the area, you are NOT safe from a shark attack. The dolphins are probably feeding, and where there are fish to be had, sharks are going to be there also, feeding.
Until you get bitten by a snake sunning on a ledge. There is a risk in anything you do, somethings just have a greater risk than others. Look at the croc hunter who would have though a ray would kill a human.
Burns deep because the salt water enters the inner ear and comes out the Eustachian tube in the throat. Kind of sounds line a balloon flying around the room and you lose your balance. Can be bad if an infection starts. I was lucky in that respect. Once you rupture your ear drums you're highly susceptible to it again, at lower pressures.
heals up in a matter of days, unless infection occurs.