Up close and personal with our sharks
Some of the sharks we have available are Tiger sharks, Bull sharks, white sharks , Oceanic blacktip and other (sharks on scuba dive- Raggies, guitar shark, Thresher sharks , whites tip reef shark)
These sharks can travel far up rivers, swimming as far as 2.220 miles up the Amazon River and over 1.800 miles up the Mississippi River.
The average length of males is 7.3 feet, although they can reach 11.5 feet. Females are slightly larger, with an average length of 7.8 feet. Males live almost 14 years on average
Females live up to 28 years. They are grey on the top and off-white underneath.
Bull sharks are not very fast swimmers, but they are strong and very robust-bodied.
They circle and bump their prey to disorient it before repeatedly biting it. Bony fish, small sharks, stingrays and turtles make up the usual diet of bull sharks.
As of 2015, the World Conservation Union has listed the bull shark as near threatened.
Dusky shark is bronze, grey or coloured. Underside is white.
Juvenile dusky sharks have dusky tips on almost all fins (hence the name). These markings are almost invisible in adults.
Dusky shark has rounded snout and slender body with ridge between the first and second dorsal fin on the backs. Pectoral fins are large and sickle-shaped.
Dusky shark has triangular-shaped teeth in the upper jaw with saw-like edges. Teeth in the lower jaw are narrow, more pointed and finely serrated.
Dusky shark has one of the strongest bites in the world of sharks.
Dusky sharks are not aggressive, but they will attack humans in self-defence (most attacks are provoked).
Potato Bass (Grouper)
They grow up to 1,5 meters, making them one of the larger predators found on the reef.
They mainly hunt at night and spend the day at cleaning stations. These fish are also master of disguises, changing their skin colour with their moods.
All in all, these fish are very inquisitive and friendly
The average lifespan of a tiger shark is around 30 to 40 years but some tiger sharks are found to be 50 years old. Tiger sharks in captivity only live for 17 to 20 years.
It is said that the mother of the most famous king of Hawaii, King Kamehameha asked for the eyes of the Tiger shark during her pregnancy because they wanted to enhance the leadership qualities of the future king she carried.
Ragged Tooth Shark
They grow up to 3 meters producing one to two pups of 100 cm.
These sharks feed on slow swimming fish, stingrays and other smaller sharks. They approach their pray sneaky, then lunging.
Ragged tooth sharks are one of the few larger sharks that don't need to swim to breath instead they 'pump' water over their gills in order to breath.
The number of ragged-tooth sharks have been reduced as a result of their vulnerability to shark nets and the Japanese consider this shark as good eating.
Oceanic Black Tip
Mating season depends on the geographical location but most species deliver babies during the winter and spring.
Females are capable for self-reproduction. Pregnancy lasts 16 months and ends with 2 to 4 pups. Females give birth to live babies.
Black tip sharks reach sexual maturity at age of 4 to 5 years.
Black tip sharks can survive up to 12 years in the wild.