Survivify: Travel

How to Survivify: A Shark Attack

There aren't too many things that could ruin a day at the beach. Well, there are a few: jellyfish, a bad case of sunburn, and of course a shark attack. <Read this with that catchy Jaws theme in your mind - or order it below if you have somehow forgotten it.>

Sharks are out there, my friend, and they're hungry for tasty live snacks. So do yourself a favor and pay attention to the water. Heed any warnings or alerts, and for God's sake don't swim alone between sandbars. See more helpful tips below; the life you save may be your own!

Look on the bright side:

  • Hey - sharks need to eat, too! At least you'll have the consolation of knowing that you made one tasty appetizer.
  • A lot of people do survive.
  • Prosthetics have come a really long way in the last few years.
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Um, stay out of the water if you're bleeding.
  • Avoid swimming alone in twilight or after dark. Swimming in groups is generally a good idea, whenever you're in the water.
  • If you see a shark and can't get out of the water fast enough, try to back up against a rock or reef so that you can see it coming from all angles.
  • When all else fails, punch it in the eyes, gills or nose - in that order.
  • Keep on fighting the good fight, and perhaps the darn thing will move on to someone who's a little less persistent.
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Words of Wisdom

You're gonna need a bigger boat. -Roy Scheider (Brody) in Jaws
I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch. -Richard Dreyfuss (Hooper) in Jaws