When people think about shark attacks, the image that most people have in mind is of a great white shark, like the one from Jaws. Despite being bigger and more powerful than tiger sharks, great white shark attacks are rare – and easier to manage.
While great white sharks are notorious for taking one large bite out of their meal and then fleeing, tiger sharks are infamous for attacking their victims repeatedly.
Nan and her dive partner were now within striking distance of a particularly huge tiger shark.
Nan pulled as hard as she could away from the humpback whale and dashed to the boat, knowing what the whale was trying to protect her from.