Courtesy of Gavin McNaughton

Second Beach, Port St. Johns, South Africa

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Cage
diving with great white sharks draws tourists to South Africa like sharks to a
bloody carcass—which is exactly what many tour operators use to guarantee
sightings. Chumming the water with blood teaches sharks to associate humans
with food and, according to Surfers Against Shark Cage Diving, the number of
fatal attacks in South Africa has skyrocketed since the introduction of cage
diving in 1992. There have been 23 fatalities since 1990, more than during the
entire previous century. The style of attacks supports their case: white sharks
are hunting at surf beaches.

Worst Beaches for Shark Attacks

Second Beach, Port St. Johns, South Africa

Cage
diving with great white sharks draws tourists to South Africa like sharks to a
bloody carcass—which is exactly what many tour operators use to guarantee
sightings. Chumming the water with blood teaches sharks to associate humans
with food and, according to Surfers Against Shark Cage Diving, the number of
fatal attacks in South Africa has skyrocketed since the introduction of cage
diving in 1992. There have been 23 fatalities since 1990, more than during the
entire previous century. The style of attacks supports their case: white sharks
are hunting at surf beaches.

Courtesy of Gavin McNaughton

Worst Beaches for Shark Attacks

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