Are you still looking for help getting over the shark fear? Here's another woman's perspective: I don't believe I had an unreasonable fear of sharks when I started doing ocean sailing, but when we started cruising I was nervous about swimming with a lot of fish
and sealife in general. I found that short times of snorkeling close to the boat helped a good deal, and soon found it so fascinating to see so many types of fish and coral
, that I forgot about my anxiety. I did choose not to swim when I'd see nurse sharks, altho I was told they are harmless. The more comfortable you become just being at sea, the more likely your fear will decrease. Have you spent a good deal of time at the helm
when you are in the ocean? That usually helps. Good luck, and keep trying. It's worth it!!