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I'm trying to finish up some challenges and one of them is to survive a shark attack 10 times. I somehow managed to get two sharks to attack me but can't really figure out how I did that. They only seem to want to take a bite of me and run away... but not an actual attack.

How do I get a shark to attack me when diving?

Is it totally random how they attack me? Or do I need to provoke them in a certain way before they attack me? Maybe a certain health level?

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The attacks appeared random for me. I just kept swimming in front of their noses until I finally accumulated the 10 attacks. –  Nolonar Dec 2 '13 at 12:02

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Shark attacks are indeed random. There doesn't seem to be a sure-fire way to get them to attack you. I've tried many ways to provoke an attack but could not find any pattern to it:

  • Swimming out in the open water.
  • Swimming directly at them.
  • Swimming up to them from behind.
  • Swimming below them.
  • Swimming above them.
  • Swimming with your back to them.
  • Swimming near jellyfish.

No pattern, they'll attack when they feel like it. Just make yourself an easy target for them and hope that they'll actually attack you and not just take a bite.

If you're trying to complete the Abstergo challenge, it's best to find a school of sharks that are swimming near the diving bell. Try different diving locations until you find them. At least if you were unsuccessful getting them to attack you and you're low on health, you could always retreat to the bell to recover your health and oxygen.

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So like in real life? –  George Norberg Apr 3 '14 at 20:46

I find the best way to do it is to swim with the shark, after he takes a nibble, follow him away. I've been doing that, and using that have gotten it to work most of the time.

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You need to get two sharks on you at once to make there be an attack that you can survive with the button mash. Source: personal experience of doing this method to get the challenge myself

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The way to get them to attack is to swim into a school of sharks.

At The Blue Hole diving point, swim to the right of the shipwreck and you will see three sharks in a cloud of red blood as they eat the fish, swim into this red cloud and wait until they attack, worked every time for me and the diving bell is close for when you die and need to come back for more :-)

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You have to swim along with them without them realizing. When they see you, they atack you and you can fight with the buttons. Doesn't matter where you are or which shark you follow.

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not sure if its coincidence but i waited until i grabbed a shark's attention and then stopped swimming, faced the shark and repeatedly pressed the B(counter) button as the shark approached. using this method i was able to get the same shark to attack me 4 times within 5 minutes

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Hmm, I don't think I ever tried just sopping in place. That sounds interesting. –  Jeff Mercado Feb 28 at 19:31

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