General information about diving with bull sharks
Bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) live in shallow, warm water in every ocean. They are quick and agile and not very picky when it comes to their food. They hunt turtles, fish and even other sharks.
The animals reach a total length of about 2.2 meters and weigh about 120 kilos. Like many sharks, bull sharks give birth to live young. After a gestation period of 10-11 months, 1-13 sharks are born fully developed and ready to survive on their own.
It is possible to dive near bull sharks with complete safety. There has never been a bull shark attack on a snorkeler or scuba diver in or near the Yucatan Peninsula!
Diving with bull sharks is both a thrill and an education. Those of us who dive regularly with them respect and admire these amazing animals. It is a privilege and a very special experience to dive with the bull sharks.
If you’re interested in joining us for a dive with the bull sharks, we guarantee that decades from now you’ll be telling your friends about this unique experience. It will change your life and your understanding of sharks forever.
The season is short (November to February). Don’t miss out!
Bull shark dive details:
The habitat of the bull shark is diminishing due to human activity and our steady population growth. Therefore, we want to encounter the animals in a manner that is as natural as possible and has minimum impact on them.
We meet either at 7:45 or at 11:30 in the morning for a detailed dive and safety briefing. We discuss how to best dive with these animals and what their behavior will be.
After a short ride, we arrive at the aptly named “Bull Shark Point”, a large sandy area with a gently sloping depth from 14-45 meters. The perfect diving depth is 22-25 meters because this is where the pregnant female bull sharks feel most comfortable. To protect the animals and to maintain their natural behavior, we do not feed them.
After a free descent to our depth, we just kneel on the sand, cross our arms and breath slowly as we watch the gentle giants from a distance of 5-6 meters. The animals are initially curious about what is happening in their area, but they quickly lose interest and this is clearly noticeable.
FREE NITROX is included on this dive for certified enriched air divers. With nitrox, we get to maximize our bottom time and fully enjoy diving with the bull sharks.
Prices bull shark diving
|1x Bull shark dive + 1x Reef Dive||105 USD|
|Rental equipment (full set)||20 USD / day|
|Nitrox for free|