Super K wrote:Kress, that is freakin crazy..
No way..no chance..I've often said that I drown myself before I allow myself to be eaten/attacked yadda yadda yadda..
Props to you sir, but not even our good Lord could get me in that water...
The one thing that gave me some form of courage was this: Sharks do not want to eat people/mammals. They want fish. The problem is that they have crap for eyesight. Their best sense is their sense of taste (they can probably also smell better than Slim, but still). The problem thus arises if you are in brackish or cloudy water. They will take a nibble just to figure out what you are, because they can't see much. Of course, to us, a "nibble" by a 10-foot shark is a big deal.
But you will notice in those pictures the clarity of the water. We were assured that, since it is so clear and they can see you, they will just pass by. We were foolish enough to believe them, but had a great time in the process. At one point, I started chasing a shark in order to see if I could get a better picture. Not swimming away from it, not getting back into the boat, CHASING it. The desensitization happens pretty quickly.