Why is it safer to dive with sharks but not crocodiles?

The issue is the assumption that shark’s instincts are stronger and more basic.

There’s a couple of reasons swimming with sharks is safer.

1. Most sharks do not like the way people taste. They expect their prey to taste a certain way, like fish/seal, and we do not taste like that. Sharks also do not like the sensation of eating people. Bigger sharks like Whites enjoy prey with a high fat-bone ratio like seals. Smaller sharks enjoy eating fish, which they can gobble in one bite. So, while they might bite us, they pretty quickly decide “That’s not for me” and swims away. There is only one shark that doesn’t really care about humans tasting icky. That shark is our good friend the Tiger Shark. He is one of the most dangerous species because of his taste nondiscrimination (he’s called the garbage can of the sea!!)

2. Sharks are not animals that enjoy a fight. Our big friend the Great White enjoys ambushing seals. This sneak attack is why it sometimes mistakes people for seals or sea turtles. Sharks do not need to fight for food. The vast majority of sharks species are not territorial (some are, like the blacktip and bull). The ones that are territorial tend to be the more aggressive species that are more dangerous to dive with.

3. Sharks attacked about 81 people in 2016, according to the University of Florida. Only four were fatal. Most were surfers.

4. Meanwhile, this is the saltwater crocodile. The saltwater crocodile is not a big, fishy friend, like the shark. He is an opportunistic, aggressive, giant beast.

5. Crocodiles attack hundreds to thousands of people every single year. Depending on the species, 1/3 to 1/2 are fatal. YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE IF YOU PLAYED RUSSIAN ROULETTE.

6. THE DEATH ROLL. When a crocodile wants to kill something big, the crocodile grabs it and rolls. This drowns and disorients the victim (you). This is a PG video of the death roll: Crocodile Death Roll Attack. There is a video on youtube in which a man stuck his arm into an alligator’s mouth and he death rolled. You don’t want to see what happened.

7. Remember how the shark doesn’t want to eat you or fight you? This primordial beast will eat you and enjoy it. There is a crocodile dubbed Gustave, who has allegedly killed around 300 people. (I personally believe 300 is a hyped number and the true number might be around 100, but yikes, that’s a lot). Gustave has reportedly killed people for funsies. He’s killed them and gone back to his business. So maybe they won’t even eat you. They’ll kill you and leave you for your family to find.

Hi, my name is Gustave, my hobbies include macrame and cold-blooded murder”

8. Sharks are mostly predictable. Crocodiles are completely unpredictable.

9. Are you in the water or by the edge of the water? You are fair game to a crocodile.

10. Crocodiles have been known to hang out together. The friend group that murders together eats together. Basks of crocodiles have even murdered hippopotamuses, the murder river horse. Do you think your 200 pound ass doesn’t look like an appetizer?

That… crocodile is attacking an elephant….


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Would you dare to dive with sharks?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Scott Morris
Sharks will spit out your limp after they tear it off your body, because they hate the taste. That's super rude ! If you're going to mane me for life at least have the common courtesy to eat me. I'm just saying.
Apr 15, 2019 12:47PM
Rachel Huws
At least crocs and gators don't farm us in squalid conditions and make us into fashion items like we do to them, both crocs/gators and sharks are awesome predators that deserve our respect!
May 30, 2021 12:44PM
Is it true that crocs drag their prey until they start to decompose before ingesting it?
Feb 11, 2021 5:47PM
Raymond Cardona
Interesting info but I personally would avoid both at all costs I'll just watch them on Nat Geo thanks Bonnie
Dec 16, 2020 4:14PM
I would love to swim with sharks. Thank you for story.
Jan 3, 2020 12:12AM
jack patti go
Who knew all of this!! I do not like gators or crocodiles! YIKES.😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😲😲😲😲😲😲😱😱😱😱😱😱
Nov 7, 2019 12:20AM
Ruthanne Nicholls
Wow interesting didn't know all that
Sep 26, 2019 7:22PM
Susan Golebiewski
Ohhh my!! Very scary & interesting.
Aug 27, 2019 9:29PM
I knew that crocodiles and alligators attack every thing that moves!
Aug 23, 2019 4:33PM
LeRoy Johnston
I would do Either of those Two options, Before going to A Big DemonicRat Run City for a Weekend LOL
Jul 10, 2019 10:00PM
Debbie Young
Interesting information. ..thanks so much
May 22, 2019 5:04PM
Don Toombs
I have been in the water with sharks, including the great white. I have left them alone and they have left me alone. I've seen spear fishermen attacked but the sharks was only afterthe dead, bleeding fih. The moral is: if a shark shows up, get rid of any dead fish you might have caught. One of my scuba instructors has a good motto: treat a shark like a big dog. Don't go stick your arm in its' mouth.
Jan 26, 2019 7:36PM
Steve Gash
Yup, Sharks r ok. Crocodiles no no n
Dec 13, 2018 2:38PM
Eileen Dunn
As a diver for several decades,seeing sharks was one of the many highlights.never felt threatened,but didn’t come across gt white ,might have felt diff if I had. I never want to see a croc except from a boat.
Dec 3, 2018 1:49PM
Jo Brown
I’ve swum with sharks and it was amazing, however, I’d much rather be down below at their level than swimming on top as fodder. As for crocs, I have absolutely no desire to come close to one of those prehistoric creatures EVER😱
Nov 7, 2018 7:16PM

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