Callamon I know the music kinda sucks but look at those happy faces!
godot Fish will hang out around popular dive sites for handouts. Some divers save sausage from breakfast, but TBH bagels or dense bread work as well. I've never taken a photo of a disappointed looking fish.
Kevlar butcher gloves are cheap and fit easily into BCD pockets, if you're worried about losing a finger (it happens).
Conger eels have extremely sharp teeth and strong jaws.
Traces or leaders for Conger fishing should be wire or heavy duty monofilament of at least 300lb to avoid being bitten through. Even 300lb Mono will sometimes not suffice.
cognitivedissonance When I was a teenager, I went to Florida and learned how to dive. Everything was great until one morning when I decided to dive in early. I looked up and idiots on the boat were throwing sausage into the water like 15 feet away, and I was able to see in my goggles about five barracudas, all of whom were circling me swiftly.
I don't really remember getting back onto the boat, but the fight-or-flight endorphins were really great for about another half hour.
Callamon I'm not sure where you got that these are suction feeders.
baleen Conger eels have strong jaws and sharp teeth. Conger eels can hurt you.
memedumpster This reminds me of the loach I used to have. You could tap the water and it would swim to the top of the tank to be petted and hand fed. These eels look like giant, even cuddlier versions.