On Sunday, a young free diver had his first great white encounter while spearfishing just south of Avalon. He saw what he thought was a giant white sea bass thirty feet down and dove on it. It was a great white (fortunately, a 10' "baby"). It circled him several times then came straight toward him. Not knowing what to do, he fired what he described as, "a warning shot by the sharks nose". It had absolutely no effect on the shark which passed by him about ten feet away and swam off into the depths. The diver retreated up into shallow water where he continued to dive...Ahh, the luck of the young!!