08/07/2013 02:11 pm ET Updated Oct 07, 2013

Shark Week 2013: Top 5 Tips Before Jumping In (PHOTOS)

Shark Week comes but once a year, but our fascination with these sea creatures hasn't waned since we first sat through Jaws back in the late '70s.

And while Discovery Channel might have you afraid to ever go in the water again -- or perhaps aching to get face-to-face with sharks -- Sport Diver magazine has a quick primer on these sea critters that you should study before dipping a toy in the water.

Top 5 Tips for Would-Be Shark Divers