Shark Species

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Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas)

These large sharks are grey in color with broad snouts, and stocky physiques.  Bulls have small piercing eyes and can reach a length of up to 3.5m/11.5ft.  Our visiting population of bulls are comprised of mostly females and it is possible to see up to 100 individuals in a single dive during our peak season.

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Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

The largest species to visit, these sharks have wide conspicuous stripes down the sides of their bodies, and broad, blunt snouts. Tigers have big dark, dreamy eyes, and can reach a length of up to 6m/20ft. Mostly females will sporadically visit the dive, and when they come they are usually solo.

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Sicklefin Lemon Shark (Negaprion acutidens)

These large sharks are yellow-tan in color, have sickle-shaped pectoral fins, small eyes and a black beauty mark on their snout.  Sicklefin Lemons sport a signature toothy smile and can reach 3m/10ft in length.  Female Lemons visit more frequently than the males, and they come either solo or in groups of up to 6. 

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Tawny Nurse Shark (Nebrius ferrugineus)

These sharks are identified by their tan color, small eyes and rounded head.  Tawnys have long floppy tails, and small mouths with rounded barbels.  They reach up to 3.5m/12ft in length and usually visit in groups which are comprised of all males. You can see up to 40 individuals on a single dive.

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Silvertip Shark (Carcharhinus albamarginatus)

These large sharks are dark grey in color with striking white tips and trailing edges on all fins except the second dorsal.  Silvertips have slender bodies, round eyes and can reach lengths of up to 3m.  Most visiting individuals are female, they usually solo, although sometimes they visit in a pair or group of three.

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Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)

A medium to large sized grey shark with a long broadly rounded snout. Grey Reefs have oval eyes and smoky black banding on their caudal fins. They can reach lengths of up to 2.5m/8ft.  On the dive you can see between 10 – 20+ individuals, a mixture of genders.  The males are transient, and the females are resident.

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Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)

These slim medium sized sharks are greyish-brown in color, with conspicuous white markings on the tips of their fins and tails.  Whitetips have oval eyes, downturned frowning mouths, and grow to a length of 1.6m/ 5ft.  You can see 10 – 20+ individuals, both males and females which are resident to the reef.

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Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)

A medium sized greyish-brown shark with brilliant black blotches on its fins.  Blacktips have short, blunt, rounded snouts and oval eyes.  They can grown up to a length of 1.8m/6ft.   You can see anywhere from 10 – 20+ individuals on the dive, a mixture of both males and females which are resident to the reef.

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