Posted by Stevie McHugh on May 15, 2017
Scuba diving is awesome, but I like wearing my Shark Scuba T-Shirt to acknowledge to the non-scuba world that, yes, sometimes even scuba diving sucks. Most of the landlubbers who haven’t even tried scuba diving yet site shark encounters as a very good reason to find other adventures to ford. It’s really quite a good argument, but life is too short to live in fear, even if the fear is of shark bites.
How common are shark bites, anyway?
Shark attacks on humans are extremely rare, whether the human is scuba diving or not. Only about 5 people per year die from a shark attack, worldwide. The total number of shark attacks that occur each year worldwide is 65, on average. Statistics show that a toaster kills more people annually than sharks. So, if you encounter a shark while scuba diving, it’s good to keep these statistics in mind.
What makes scuba diving worth the risk?
The good thing is that even though life can literally turn to crap while wearing a scuba suit, upon the occasion of a shark sighting, scuba diving offers the following awesome perks and experiences:
Get the t-shirt
Let everyone know you brave the ocean waters, in spite of such threats as the possibility of shark bites, oxygen toxicity, malfunctioning equipment, and getting a pulmonary embolism from ascending too rapidly, such as if you are chased by a shark. Get your Shark Scuba T-shirt today.