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Dangerous Sharks in Cozumel

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by robbcayman, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. robbcayman

    robbcayman Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Temecula, CA
    Are there any dangerous sharks in Cozumel? ie; tiger or bull? Has anyone ever seen these sharks in the area? I in no way fear these sharks just curious. I would love to see one in the wild but didn't know if Cozumel had any? Thanks and forgive my ignorance.
  2. sharky60

    sharky60 Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: somewhere between Texas and Mexico
    Dangerouse sharks? are there such a things?

    the only sharks i have seen in over a decade of diving Coz are nurse sharks, not even a white tip or gray reef. I keep looking and looking...but no luck.
  3. Len

    Len Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    The only dangerous sharks you'll see on Cozumel are on the sidewalk in front of the diamond stores and in the lobby of your hotel selling timeshares.
  4. 5615mike

    5615mike Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tulsa, OK


    I have only seen nurse and white tip(1) in Cozs' waters in over 100 dives
  5. Moodiejeff

    Moodiejeff Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Big Chicago
    Saw a Hammerhead at the surface a few years back... he was trying to mouth an inflated puffer.

    We tried to get our snorkle gear on but he swam away as soon as the DM got in the water. It was cool to see... just wish I could see one while in the water.

    I think if you go to Maracaibo your chances increase in seeing things other than nurse sharks.
    radtype likes this.
  6. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    There are occasionally some pretty large pelagic sharks across the channel near Playa del Carmen. I've never actually seen one but a few years ago when we were fishing over there my brother-in-law caught the front third of a white marlin. The contest between fish and fisherman was proceeding normally until... a huge splash and a suddenly slack line. He reeled in what was left. Whites are pretty big fish, so whatever ripped the back 2/3 of it off in one bite was a BIG predator.

    I had a smallish tuna on a couple of years later, and it was coming in OK until a freight train heading for the bottom tore off nearly all the line from the reel and bit it off. OK, you can HAVE the tuna!
  7. Photocoz

    Photocoz Nassau Grouper

    I always say the sharks in Cozumel are all standing at the bar at Carlos & Charlies!!!!
    Except for the VERY RARE occaisonal other type - We really basically only have nurse sharks.
  8. jlyle

    jlyle Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
    I've logged nearly 500 dives in Cozumel - lots of nurse sharks.

    We've seen "real" sharks, only three times; all were small reef sharks.

    This one was about a foot-long!

    I love the comments about the sharks in town!!!!!! LOL
  9. awap

    awap Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Central TX
    Don't forget the white shirts at the airport.
  10. Cozoholic

    Cozoholic Barracuda

    Is this a reef shark?

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