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    Dangerous Sharks in Cozumel

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbcayman
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len
    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.

    Ditto.......hahaha

    I have only seen nurse and white tip(1) in Cozs' waters in over 100 dives
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbcayman
    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.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbcayman
    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.
    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!
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    cozumel sharks

    Quote Originally Posted by Len
    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.
    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.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len
    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.
    Don't forget the white shirts at the airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlyle
    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
    Is this a reef shark?

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