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Five Ways to Best Avoid Shark Encounters | Sanibel Sea School Blog

Five Ways to Best Avoid Shark Encounters

At Sanibel Sea School, we try to dispel any misconceptions associated with sharks because we all know that they frequently get a bad rap. Realistically, a shark is actually less likely to attack you than your neighbor’s dog, but if you’re still worried here are five ways to reduce your (already very low) risk:

Five Ways to Best Avoid Shark Encounters

1)  Don’t swim at sunrise or sunset, or at night

2)  Don’t swim near areas of steep drop-offs

3)  Don’t swim near people who are fishing – especially those fishing with bait

4)  Don’t wear your bait – if wade fishing, keep your bait on shore

5)  Leave your shiny jewelry at home and swim with others


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