Your not the only one man, I understand exactly where your coming from. I love the beach, but you won't even catch me in the ocean anymore. It's just not too fun in my eyes.
I'm nervious of sting rays, was always doing the sting ray shuffle as a kid, but I'm simply petrified of Sharks with the warm waters of the FLorida gulf. I just feel like I'm part of the food chain when I'm in the ocean, I get a really scared/nervious/feeling of not belonging; it just doesn't feel natural.
The last time I actually went into the water, I seen my life flash between my eyes. I was about 30 yards deep into the ocean, seen a huge shark literally 5 feet away from me. Looked like he was on the hunt, creeping REAL slow through the waters. I told myself to stay still and don't move my legs, didn't work. I went into a panic attack for the first time in my life, started to freak out and never swam so fast in my life. Come to find out, it wasn't a shark, it was a Dolphin, but still... I don't really trust a hungry or mad Dolphin either.
Lonh story short: I seen just how petrifying it could be when a shark is near. Since that day, I've been to the beach over 100 times, but have never and will never step foot in the ocean again.
You actually tricked me into being interested until you pulled the carpet out from under me.
The next time I hear about a renegade Dolphin going on a killing spree will be the first time.
I think you should come up with a rap about the incident and post it on Youtube... I'm not kidding.