I was taking a scuba class when the novel was hot. I remember our instructor holding the book up and saying “you gotta read this.” I finished the class and was diving thru the release of the movie. When you dive and can see what’s down there, it removes most of the fear.
That's a fact. Just don't do a night dive. I've done one in my life (I was 19 or 20) and I was PETRIFIED the entire time. I kept imagining Jaws converging on me for dinner. It was so bad I forced my father to swim back to shore on the surface I was freaking out so badly.
I still blame my unfettered access to HBO as a young kid and watching all the Jaws movies when I shouldn't have for the freak out.