While shark attacks occur all over the world in many different environments, knowing the general rules of how to avoid an attack will help you avoid becoming a shark’s next meal.
Here is a list of rules to help you avoid becoming a victim next time you go for an ocean swim:
Tip 1: use common sense. This means that you need to avoid swimming near schools of fish, avoiding areas with fishing boats, as well as areas with diving seabirds.
Tip 3: Stay out of water that makes I hard to see what is beneath or near you.
Tip 4: Use the buddy system and never swim alone. Sharks tend to attack stragglers or animals that are alone.
Tip 5: Don’t swim at dawn or dusk. This is the time sharks are most likely to be feeding close to shore.
Tip 6: Don’t bring your bling into the water. These shiny objects gleam like fish scales and will attract a shark’s attention.