There are a lot of ways to make your dives safer, but the risk is still there. Humans are very intelligent. We know when we enter the water, we are entering shark territory. Period. We enter the water and are no longer at the top of the food chain. We accept this as scuba divers, free divers, and swimmers at the beach - and yet it becomes a media frenzy when there is an incident and the sharks are the only ones to blame.
Every day I think to myself how extremely lucky I am to have been able to swim next to such marvelous animals and see them in their natural habitat. One day there won't be any sharks left. Populations are declining so rapidly, they will become extinct within our lifetime at this rate.