Stingray tours continue despite Irwin death
POSTED: 7:29 a.m. EDT, September 5, 2006
(CNN) -- A tour operator says he plans to make no changes to daily trips to Stingray City, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) off Grand Cayman Island, despite the death of naturalist Steve Irwin when a stingray plunged a barb into his chest off Australia.
Stingray City's origins date back about a quarter of a century, when the fish began to congregate around a sandbar on a barrier reef where fishermen cleaned their catch.
"Some brave divemaster" decided to feed them, Button said. Since then, new generations of stingrays have joined the group.
Though competitors have tried to set up similar sites off Belize and the Bahamas, none has been successful, he said.
Fool de talk, but fool no de lissen.