There is a common perception and or attempt by some to give an impression that sharks are not dangerous. I would have to disagree for one simple reason - anything that has teeth and is a wild animal can be dangerous, even a bite from a small reef shark could be fatal if an artery is severed. I think the important point about these creatures is that they are not psychopathic killers lurking in the depths.
Somewhere along the line, instead of anthropomorphising sharks in a negative way people started doing just the opposite - making them “innocent (which they typically are) cute, cuddly, affectionate, nice etc and the most dangerous description is when I hear people saying that they are not, in fact, dangerous.
In what world is a great white shark, a “sport utility vehicle with teeth” not dangerous or at least potentially dangerous? I have heard people utter the phrase “it is easy, nothing to worry about…” when speaking about diving out of the cage with them.
Although I do not suggest you “worry” (as the shark will likely detect this emotion) it remains foolish to state it is entirely safe, leaving people underestimating the risks associated with diving with them.
I have been doing this a very long time and over the years I have seen people underestimate the shark and survive that mistake solely due to sheer luck. Don't let human error add to the negative press towards sharks; dive responsibly regardless of the interaction you personally seek. 🎬 @williamwinram
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