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Scuba diving with bull sharks in Playa del Carmen Mexico

26 Oct 2016

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Playa del Carmen, between November and March, is among the best places in the world to dive with bull sharks.

In November the bull sharks visit us to spend the winter here and they stay until March when they migrate north.

 

The Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is a commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. This shark can thrive in both saltwater and freshwater and can travel far up rivers.

The bull shark is a robust shark with a flat rounded snout, grey top and white bottom.  The larger females can grow up to 11 ft (3.5 m) long, weight upwards of 500 pounds (230 kg) and live over 15 years.

 

 

The Bull shark is commonly found worldwide in coastal areas of warm oceans, in rivers and lakes, and occasionally salt and freshwater streams if they are deep enough. It is found to a depth of 150 metres (490 ft), but does not usually swim deeper than 30 metres (98 ft).

 

It is possible for the Bull shark to live in fresh water for its entire life, but it has been observed that this does not happen for certain reasons, mostly due to reproduction.

Bull sharks are one of the most feared ocean predators, even though humans are not part of their diet. However, diving around these animals is an experience that more and more people want to share!

 

 

Bull sharks are part of the underwater ecosystem and they keep everything balanced. Diving with sharks is an amazing and unique adventure.

In Playa del Carmen there are two way to dive with bull shark: “watching dive” or “feeding dive”.

 

Scuba Planet Mexico offers an unforgettable and unique experience on our Shark Observation Dive!

We suggest that divers do a local reef dive prior to this dive if they are using new or unfamiliar equipment or have not dived within the last 12 months. Group size will be limited to 6 divers per guide.

 

We will be diving with the bull sharks at 80 ft / 60ft (25 mt / 18 mt). This is a static dive.

We do not use any type of bait or attraction on this dive, we will search for sharks in their natural environment and you will have the opportunity to take pictures and be close to the sharks.

Scuba Planet Mexico offers a dive every day for our divers to experience these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

 

 

What are you waiting for! Let's go diving with Scuba Planet Mexico and the bull sharks!

 

 

 

 

 

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