I’m About to Experience a Jaws Moment

Jaws Great White Shark
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I can hear it. The music intensifies the sense of horror involved when something you can’t see is swimming up from beneath you. I was sixteen years old when Jaws was released in theaters. It was a terrifying movie and I loved every minute. I saw it many times then and I watch it at least once a year when it’s on cable. It’s still a great movie.

I contemplated going to school for marine biology after being introduced to the great white shark. Instead I researched wild life management and then settled on business related classes. Still, to this day, I’m fascinated by the oceans and great white sharks.

So, when I rescheduled my trip to Namibia for later this summer and ended up with a few extra days on the front end, my travel agent, Ian at Africa Adventure Company, suggested cage diving with the sharks as one of several alternative activities. Cage diving with great white sharks off Dyer Island in South Africa? Count me in!!

Cage diving with sharks has always been on my bucket list and thanks to Ian, it’s been booked. It’s more like cage snorkeling, but still, I’ll finally be face to face with the incredibly beautiful and dangerous creatures of the deep. Shark diving at 55? I’ve been waiting a long time. Sounds perfect.

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jasteck

I hope to have lots of pictures, Kathy. Does this mean you won’t be diving when you go with your husband? 🙂

Mike

I actually saw it opening day Friday June 20th, 1975 Jennifer! I was a big time water skier and it definitely made me think twice. But, the movie Piranha bothered me worse for that lol! Congrats on your cage diving and fulfilling a bucket list item of your’s. We are so happy for you dear 🙂

jasteck

Me too, Mike. I was so excited. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Piranha. The Amazon is on my list of places to visit so I’ll have to watch Piranha before I schedule that trip. 🙂

Chris Carter

OHMYGOSH NO WAY!!!! I was JUST like you! I was terrifyingly fascinated with the great white after Jaws!!! I even had a 3D poster of the huge monster coming at you with those jagged sharp razor teeth. (IT was freakishly awesome) I am too much of a wimp to even consider the ‘real life experience’ so I am totally going to live vicariously through you!!

Can you film it? PLEASE???? When do you go? What a life experience to have scratched off your bucket list!! So excited for you Jennifer!!!

jasteck

Chris, I already have my GoPro. I just need to figure out how to use it. I’ll definitely share the video. I wish you could come with me. 🙂

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