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We are going there next summer and my daughter wants to scuba dive. Is it safe?

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    yes it does, but only rarely, have a look:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GycDf51ndcY
    But there are sharks everywhere, in every sea of the world. It's how you manage your interaction with them which dictates how safe it is to dive. So make sure your daughter talks to the dive master about what she's likely to encounter and how to act.
    Just a bit of perspective... there have been 23 reported shark attacks in South Carolina in the past 10 years - none of them fatal. The beach topography around Myrtle Beach is not ideal for sharks, so it is very rare to find them.
    Most of the people "attacked" were in shallow water or troughs close to a sandbar, where bait fish had accumulated and the sharks were feeding. It's best not to get between a shark and a school of fish. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Yes. I've seen a few small ones, lifeguards will clear the beach. I didn't hear of any attacks. over 6 years ago

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    Thank you all! over 6 years ago

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    I'm going there next week do they bite even though there small? Is it safe to swim in about 5 years ago

    Answered by Karissa via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • as I said above - 23 shark attacks in 10 years, none fatal. The region gets 14 million visitors a year. The chances of being a shark bite victim are very, very small... 1 in 6 million! Ask Phil about 5 years ago
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    yes but rarely any accidents. one time i was in the ocean and the lifeguard spotted a shark. we were all immediately called in from the ocean. sharks don't like to get to shallow, and the lifeguards will see the fins if they get too close. over 4 years ago

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