My First Shark Encounter
I wanted to share the story of my first shark encounter. In mid-June I had the great experience to stay at one of the islands in Glover's Reef Atoll in Belize.
I knew ahead of time I would more than likely see a shark in the wild for the first time. I tried to mentally prepare myself for the likely possibility. Even though I tried, it did not work.
I was snorkeling in shallow water, 5-10 feet, with a lot of turtle grass, so visibility wasn't great. As I was approaching the boat dock area, a Nurse Shark came swimming out of the turtle grass. The shark went left, I went right and you would have thought I had just walked on water with how quickly I got out. The staff laughed at me, but it still took a bit of time to gather myself and go back out again.