How Do You Survive A Shark Attack?
• Remain calm. While you want to get out of water quickly if a shark attacks, you cannot out swim a shark, and simply trying to sprint to safety may not be your best option. It’s important to keep your wits about you so you can continuously appraise the situation and figure out how to get to safety. • A shark and two swimmers Keep your eye on the shark at all times. Sharks may retreat temporarily and then try to sneak up on you. Don’t let this happen. To be able to defend against the shark, you must know where it is, so make every effort to watch the animal, even as you’re trying to escape. • Get into a defensive position. If you can’t get out of the water right away, try to reduce the shark’s possible angles of attack. If you’re diving, back up against a reef, piling, or rock outcropping–any solid obstruction – so that you only have to defend attacks in front of you. If you’re diving near the shore, you may need to descend to find cover. In open water, get back-to-back with another s