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Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Scott (
Date:   07-09-05 16:55

Are there very many sharks around the islands? Have there been any reported shark attacks? Thanks for any info!!!

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Re: Sharks!!
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: JoseGuzman (
Date:   07-10-05 07:52

I have not heard of shark attacks, hoewever, it is said by divers, that between Cayo Norte and Culebrita on the way to Geniqui, there are lots of sharks in that area.
More over, these animals live in the sea, and they swim to wherever they want.

Capt. J.Guzman

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Re: Sharks!!
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Doug (
Date:   07-10-05 09:26

Since 1994, I have visited Culebra at least once a year. I snorkle 4-6 hours a day, every day, when on-island. I have seen 3 sharks in all that time. The first, and largest, was a 6 - 7 foot nurse shark off Tortuga beach on Culebrita. It was resting in a cravasse near the cliffs on the extreme left or southwest corner of the bay. It was lying in a current, with several remoras attached and quite a few other fish facing the same way, swimming against the current and seemingly in formation. I couldn't decide whether to be afraid or not, since nurse sharks have a reputation as being docile and their look is so much less fierce than their cousins. As I tried to swim around the rock shelf to get a broadside picture, it detected me and shot off in a hurry.

The other two sightings were also nurse sharks, both about 3 feet long. One had been spearfished by some folks anchored at Carlos Rosario on a boat from Fajardo. The lady I was with, whose Spanish is better than mine, raised hell with the guy for violating the no fishing zone. The other 3-footer was sighted under a coral head on the west side of Luis Pena, very shy and uncooperative to our wish to get a good look.


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Re: Sharks!!
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: hectorlopez (65.166.74.---)
Date:   07-11-05 15:56


There are sharks around the Island but they do not typically attack. The Captain is correct about the channel between Culebra and Culebrita. There is a current that has many hammer heads and other sharks passing through. This spot is not close to the beach, and I am not aware of any of the larger sharks coming into the beach/snorkeling spots.

Unlike the Florida coast, PR does not "over fish" their waters, so the dangerous sharks have no reason to come inland.

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