The shark dream: My recurring shark dream has evolved over the years. It always begins in the same way. I am either in a boat or on a jetty and somehow end up in the water. For some reason the boat/jetty disappears and I can't swim anywhere, and I know there is something lurking beneath me. It used to get to the stage where the shark would lunge at me which would wake me up. It then evolved to me knowing what was going to happen and being able to wake myself up before the shark appears. Now I actually am either standing on the beach or on the pier and watch someone else being attacked.