Ocean Photos 7

Sharks Own the Oceans—

Today is Father’s Day. In memory of my dad, I dedicate today’s post to him. He was the first person to teach me how to dive. Although he died in a car accident because of a negligent driver, safety was always top priority to him, no matter where he was at or what he was doing.

He was also the first person to teach me about sharks. We spent many wonderful afternoons at aquariums and marine museums looking at sharks, both real and illustrated, and, in my case, learning all about them.

I have swum with many sharks, mostly bulls and sand sharks. And when you’re swimming in shallow water with reefs and sand below you, it’s inevitable that you’re going to end up swimming with them, big and small. These places are prime feeding spots for them. Just keep a cool head and leave them alone, no matter how close they get to you. I’ve seen divers touch them without anything happening. And I’ve seen divers who bear the scars and missing appendages of not being so lucky. Sharks own the oceans, not humans.