Shark Accidents

Out of over 556 species of Sharks in our oceans, only 3 are considered as a risk to humans. These Are:

The White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

The Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

The Bull Shark (Carcharinus leucas)

Having said that, many divers are diving with Bull & Tiger Sharks every single day and nothing ever happens.

Divers have also on occasions encountered Great White Sharks without any incidents.

Each time we go into the sea, we have to remember that we are the intruders.

We have to respect not only the sharks, but the entire marine environment.

Yes, there are times when shark and human interactions end up on a bad note, but we cannot say that the shark had a human dinner in mind.

LESS THAN 100 SHARK INCIDENTS ARE REPORTED EVERY YEAR. OUT OF THESE, ONLY A HANDFUL ARE FATAL. HERE ARE THE STATISTICS SINCE 1990

In the year 2000– 80 people were bitten by sharks, of which 11 were killed, but that same year, in New York City alone 1600 people were bitten by other people!

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“Coconuts kill around 150 people worldwide each year, which makes them
about ten times more dangerous than sharks,” says Brent Escott, managing
director of Club Direct. “People may worry about being bitten by sharks
when visiting Australia, but I would suggest that we would be better
advised not to sit under coconut trees.”

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Total Number of Shark Attack Deaths

in 419 years. was 511!

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Between 1990 & 2005, Lions have killed more than 560 people in Tanzania alone!

MALTA 1890

MALTA 1956

ANTHONY GRECH, (right) who was in the water with his friend JACK SMEDLEY, when the latter was fatally attacked by a Shark, in Malta in July 1956, told me that he holds no grudge against the Shark that sadly took the life of his friend…..

“Our splashing and swimming must have attracted the Shark, that must have been cruising nearby. The sea is his domain not ours, and we were at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

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