7 tips to avoid a shark attack


Always nice to know …

  • Do not go in the water at dawn or dusk; everything is in the shark’s favor. Shark attacks around midday are very rare.
  • Avoid large groups of seals or sea lions, or if you see these creatures on the beach or near the shoreline, beware.
  • If you are bleeding, including menstruating, stay out of the water.
  • Stay clear of fishing boats.
  • The murkier the water, the easier it is for a shark to sense you without your seeing the shark. Shark attacks are more likely to occur than when the water is clear.
  • Leave the water quickly and calmly if a shark is sighted. Avoid excessive splashing or arm and leg movement.
  • Stay in a group; most sharks attack individuals.

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