- Posted August 9, 2013 by
Surf Lady's Tips on Avoiding Sharks
1. Swim, dive, or surf with other people — never alone. Sharks, believe it or not, consciously like to protect their teeth and conserve their energy, so they “go for prey” that is alone more often than not because they don’t want to have to deal with any kind of “struggle” where their teeth might get damaged!
2. Don’t swim where dangerous sharks are known to congregate. Or, only pick destinations in this Guide:
“Swim WithOUT Sharks~
The REAL Surfer’s Paradise:
Guide to shark attack free Destinations of the World”
available on http://www.SwimWithoutSharks.com and Amazon.
3. Avoid swimming between sandbars, near steep drop-offs, near channels, or at river mouths where sharks are found.
4. Don’t swim in dirty or turbid water. Only swim where you can see what else is in there!
5. Avoid wearing shiny jewelry or swimsuits that might simulate the scales of a prey fish, and also avoid uneven tanning and contrasting, bright-colored clothing. A bright orange suit that contrasts severely with your skin color is more likely to attract a shark than a muted suit or one with zebra stripes.
6. Don’t swim at dusk or at night. This is prime time feeding for sharks. Avoid dawn as well.
7. Refrain from excessive splashing.
8. Keep pets and domestic animals, with their erratic movements, out of the water.
9. Don’t swim near people who are fishing or spear-fishing, or near sewage outfalls. One of the greatest things that attracts sharks is the signals put out by a distressed fish on a hook.
10. Avoid spreading blood or human wastes in the water.
11. If schooling fish start to behave erratically or congregate in large numbers, leave the area.
12. If a shark is sighted in the area, leave the water as calmly and quickly as possible.