Shark safety tips


People don't get injured in UK waters by shark attacks, but if you are somewhere that does have a problem remember to follow these rules.
  • Don't swim alone.
  • Swim in guarded areas.
  • Avoid swimming at dusk.
  • Don't swim with bleeding wounds. Sharks can smell blood from over a mile away.
  • Avoid murky water. Don't swim in waters that have been deemed dangerous.
  • Don't wear bright jewellery or high contrasting colors.
  • Don't splash more than you have to.
  • Don't swim if sharks are known to be around.
  • If you go fishing, always remove speared or hooked fish from the water.
  • Don't tease or entice sharks! .
  • Finally, if you don't feel right in the water, get out!                                              "Gut feelings" can be right. 
  • Watch out if you see turtles and fish fleeing the area, or forming into big shoals - if they start acting erratic, be alert that a shark might be in the area.
  • If you feel something brush up against you.... get out of the water to check to make sure that you have not been bitten. Many shark attack victims have noted the lack of pain from being bitten, doctors and scientists have not been able to conclude why this occurs.. so if you have been brushed against by something, get out and investigate.
        Here is a guide to what colour flags 
             correspond to which warning.
Make sure to look out for these flags at the 
       beach, next time you're on a holiday!