Are there bull sharks in Playa del Carmen?

The best time to SCUBA dive with Bull Sharks in Playa del Carmen is from November until the beginning of March. During the winter months the water temperature cools down and pregnant female bull sharks arrive in Playa del Carmen where they spend the winter before moving on.

Has there been any shark attacks in Playa del Carmen?

In March, a beach in nearby Playa del Carmen was shut down after sharks were reportedly seen swimming in the area’s shallow waters. Sharks have been known to attack humans when they are confused or curious. If a shark sees a human splashing in the water, it may try to investigate, leading to an accidental attack.

Are there bull sharks in Mexico?

To enjoy diving in Mexico with bull sharks, you need to plan your trip somewhere between November and March and do include Cancun and Riviera Maya on your go-to list. The reason is that bull sharks only appear off the Mexican Caribbean coastline that touches Cancun and Playa del Carmen during these months.

Why do the bull sharks come to Playa del Carmen?

The species is mainly found along coasts and within rivers all over the world, so it is no wonder that bull sharks choose the waters off the city of Playa del Carmen on the eastern coast of Mexico as their breeding grounds.

Can you swim with bull sharks?

To dive with bull sharks, you will need to own an Advanced Open Water Certification. Firstly, it is a deep dive exceeding the limit of the Open Water Certification. The depth of this dive is 65 – 100 feet (20-30 meters) and their favorite spot is around 90 feet (27 meters).

Does Mexico have shark infested waters?

The USA and Australia are the most sharks infested countries in the world. Since the year 1580, a total of 642 shark attacks killed more than 155 people in Australia….Unprovoked Shark Attacks by Region of the World.

Country/Territory Mexico
Total Attacks 40
Fatal Attacks 19
Last Fatality 2008

Are great white sharks in Cancun?

While some of the dive shops in Cancun say they cage dive with great white sharks out of Playa del Carmen, it is only Guadalupe Island that offers great white shark cage diving in clear blue water with 100 150 foot visibility.

How far up river has a bull shark been reported?

Bull sharks can thrive in both salt and fresh water and can travel far up rivers. They have been known to travel up the Mississippi River as far as Alton, Illinois, about 1,100 kilometres (700 mi) from the ocean.

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