One winter morning, we swam out with Tom, who was only 11 years old at the time. As a rain storm whipped the coast, we swam about a kilometre out to sea. Below the surface the water was crystal clear, and we encountered 20 cowsharks at 15 meters of depth. Some of these animals were at least four times Tom’s size, yet he showed no fear, as he had never seen the movie Jaws or heard adults voice their fears. Tom swam close to these huge animals, who accepted him and showed not the slightest sign of aggression. For Tom this was the best dive of his life. Now he happily dives and bodysurfs with packs of gully sharks up to 50 strong. We believe that this is safer than the drive to the beach.