The beautiful white sand and big ocean waves are just what you need for your vacation at the beach. But be careful of the danger lurking beneath the waves, there are ocean creatures just waiting to kill. Yes, we’re talking about sharks! Their giant mouths, sharp teeth and frightening eyes could be your worst nightmare.
Some common sharks include bull sharks that are found in shallow waters. Great White Sharks prefer to stay in deep waters. Blacktip Sharks can be found in groups and appear in shallow water. Spinner sharks are extremely fast and like to jump out of the water. And Tiger Sharks are very curious, aggressive and have an excellent sense of smell.
So, you may be thinking, avoiding some of the world’s more desirable vacation destinations sounds ridiculous. If you do choose to take the risk, here are some ways to avoid a possible shark attack. Don’t go swimming at dawn or dusk; don’t go in the water if you are bleeding even a little bit; if you spot a shark calmly get out of the water as the shark will detect any fast movements; don’t go out into the ocean alone and don’t wear anything shiny in the ocean.
Here are the World’s Most Shark Infested Beaches.
1. Gansbaai, South Africa: aka “Shark Alley”
“Shark Alley” beach is so infested with sharks they have actually created shark tours for tourists. Curious to what a shark tour consists of? Well, you could go out on a boat and take a nice and safe tour. But, if you really want to get your adrenaline pumping, tourists are let down into the ocean in a cage to get up close and personal to the great white sharks. These are not just plain sharks; Gansbaai is the great white shark capitol of the world!
2. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
New Smyrna is known as the shark attack capitol of the world. Be careful when surfing out in the Atlantic, Florida sharks are known to attack humans! Common sharks in New Smyrna beach include blacktip, spinner and tiger sharks.
3. Makena Beach, Maui
Swimmers beware, Makena Beach is known for their tiger sharks! Why swimmers? Tiger sharks are known to hunt in shallow waters. Therefore, you are at greater risk of being attacked the closer you are to the surface!