dude who care about where you live and what kind of shark is there. if i see a shark i get out, if you stay in all the better for you. i live in Normandy Beach, NJ and i have seen about 5 sharks and rubbed against 1. i was out jetskiing about a week ago and two days in a row someone caught a 5 foot shark. i dont care mako thresher bull or what. i see a shark, i get out and unless you are a nut case i would do the same