Greg suffered his first shark attack – a bite to the lower leg from a bronze whaler shark – in 2004 while spearfishing in the waters off of Cervantes, Australia. He returned to the water three months later.
His second shark attack occurred while abalone diving 160 kilometers east of Esperance, West Australia. Bitten around the head and shoulder, he miraculously escaped and made it to the surface from 15 meters. Greg was rescued from the water by Callan Turner, Andrew Rowe and Shanan Worrall, rendezvoused with an ambulance on a remote dirt road 110 kilometers from Esperance and flown to Perth for a 10-hour surgery that removed a 19 millimeter tooth fragment from his right eye. It was subsequently identified as great white shark tooth from the rear jaw.
“Seeing a shark first or early helps prevent attacks. The ones you don't see are the real problem. I think the Shark Eyes concept can help prevent attacks. I still enjoy diving and remember often the wonderful things that I have seen while in the water. It has truly been a privilege to have spent the majority of my life in the sea.”