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Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Marywho (
Date:   02-10-07 07:31

A local fisherman caught an 8-ft shark he identified as a tiger shark last week, off of the point between the ferry dock bay and Electric Bay. HAVe also been told of visitors seeing a similar sized shark at Tamarindo this past week. Any other shark stories latley you need to share? I am a solo snorkler...

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Re: Sharks
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Michael (
Date:   02-10-07 10:17

All I can say is, find out where he sold it to and go there to have a feast!

Whether you snorkel alone or in company does not really matter, IF and only IF you are afraid of sharks. Either they will check you out or not no matter what size your company is (unless it's of a cruise ship anchored in Luis Peña channel).

They are usually just curious and unless you are spearfishing with your catch on your belt, there is no need to worry.

I have seen about 10 (not including nurse sharks) over the years and they are such beautiful creatures that you will be just in awe and forget about the fact that they are one of the oldest and scariest predators around :)

Also I must say - and don't think I have not contemplated that before - that if I were to die snorkeling, I would go doing something that gives me so much pleasure, it would be worth it!

Enjoy Culebra!


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Re: Sharks
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Debbie (
Date:   02-10-07 10:43

Mary -

Did you figure out where la paguera reef is on Culebra?

Happy Diving!

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Re: Sharks
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Stan (
Date:   02-10-07 12:13

There are lots of sharks in the ocean. Would you believe that some of us go to places specifically to dive with them? Back when we spearfished in Culebra, we could count on a shark encounter quite often. I once had a nurse shark eat my grouper off the end of my spear.

Shark attacks are still lots more rare than lightning strikes. Average is 18 worldwide, not that it's much consolation if you happen to be one of the 18, but think how likely that is to happen. You have a better chance with the lottery!

I was scared to death the first time I saw some sand sharks swimming towards me years ago, so I understand the fear. I agree with Michael's attitude,though. Awesome creatures.

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Re: Sharks
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: richard (
Date:   02-10-07 17:32

lightning vs. shark:

yeah but if you are offed by a shark, you'll get MUCH better press...

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Re: Sharks
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Gary Eichelberger (
Date:   02-15-07 01:40

saw a small shark at Carlos Rosario last week. first one I've seen in 13 trips. It swam very close and ducked under the reef - beleive it was a nurse shark but light was not the best so unsure. double dorsal fin for sure.

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