But it was one spot in particular that caught her eye for a quick photoshoot, as she saw an area where nurse sharks were swimming with people jumping in with them to take pics.
Instagram model and nursing student Katarina Elle Zarutskie was swimming with sharks for a photo shoot in the Bahamas last month when a shark bit her arm.
The 19-year-old said the swim with the sharks wasn't organised by a tour company, and while her boyfriend's family were "freaking out" over the idea, she reassured them it was fine because she regularly surfs in California.
While she had her boyfriend's father taking the photos for her, she spilled: "I leaned back, and then that shark, he came and he bit down on my arm and pulled me under".
When asked whether she went into the water because the the post would generate a lot of hits on Instagram and increase the number of followers, Zarutskie replied "no".
Katarina Zarutskie was floating calmly in the ocean off the Bahamas' Staniel Cay when she suddenly felt her arm being yanked down.
There is actually a sign at the marina telling people that the sharks do occasionally bite, and that people swim at their own risk, but Katarina claims that she didn't see it.
She is upset at the way she has been stereotyped and accused of being social-media obsessed and careless.
"At this point people were starting to take photos and right as I lay back, after a few seconds, I was pulled under", she says.
Zarutskie got stitches and antibiotics for the bite, and doctors believe she still has pieces of shark teeth in her arm. She added the locals were "very encouraging" in telling her to try the activity.
This might just be me, but having your photo taken fuckin' sucks.
Despite the scary experience, Zarutskie told Fox News she still loves the wildlife and sharks and hopes to bring awareness to the animals. She got out of the water with just the wrist injury.
Now, nurse sharks are largely pretty docile, but it's always worth remembering that they are still sharks.