Papua New Guinea has seen it’s fair share of shark attacks with a fatality rate of 50%. With 48 total attacks and 24 fatalities since 1848, the Pacific Ocean island is a scary place to swim. The island attracts many tourists for its diverse and beautiful marine life. In 2011 a French diplomat was bitten on the leg while kite-surfing and was flown immediately to Australia for medical assistance. Despite the number of attacks, Papua New Guinea continues to be large fishing port, and sharks tend to be more at risk than humans.