Terms such as Shark Infested Waters and the like are meant to instill fear. Having a healthy respect for sharks is important but you should make a point of knowing something about the different sharks you may encounter while diving. Knowledge is power.
These pics are from my grab bag. I'm nursing my already bad back for which I underwent mega spinal surgery 11 years ago.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't experience any doubts the first time I got in the water with sharks. The stories, movies, and sound tracks all moved centre stage in my mind. However, after a short period time in their presence and the pre-dive briefing and dive plan kicked in. Soon I began to enjoy and appreciate their graceful movement, curiosity and of course, their power. Like lions, this apex predator typically picks the easiest prey. There purpose helps keep a reef in balance and good health.
If you're the least bit curious about scuba diving, take an introductory lesson. Once you're properly trained, you'll soon discover just how liberating the experience can be.
Have yourself a wonderful today and tomorrow!