Bull Shark Diving
Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
$1495 (double occ)
3 days of diving with bull sharks
4 nights hotel accommodation in Playa del
Carmen (double occ),
Breakfast at the hotel
Cancun International Airport.
GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
WITH THE MOST NOTORIOUS SHARK IN THE SEA
Join me for the adventure of a lifetime
DIVE WITH BULL SHARKS IN
THE CLEAR BLUE WATERS OF THE MAYAN RIVIERA!
Join the best bull shark feed in the Americas at Playa del
Carmen. Each winter from November till March, large female
bull sharks congregate close to the beaches of Quintanaroo.
Encounters vary from just a few sharks to upwards of 20
individuals on any given dive. The shark feeds take place in
20-25m of water a mere ten minutes boat ride from shore
making this an easy morning and afternoon excursion.
After the dives guests will have plenty of time to enjoy
Playa del Carmen which has a reputation as the playground of
READY TO SIGN UP OR WANT
CONTACT BIG FISH ABOUT
SIGN UP FOR THE RUNNING
OF THE BULLS!
Join me for
the trip of a lifetime!
A note on the Bull Sharks of
Playa del Carmen and unscrupulous fishermen.
Bull sharks have been visiting Quintanaroo over the winter
months for many years. Five or six years ago, a smart dive
shop owner named Chino Loria decided to try feeding the
sharks to drive a little more business to his shop. It was a
huge success and he became the leading shark diving operator
in the area.
Then in 2009, fishermen from the surrounding villages who
were not making any money from the shark interactions,
sailed into Playa del Carmen and fished out all the bull
sharks. It was a tragic day the local bull shark population,
devastating for the local ecosystem and a sad day for Chino
who had built up a very personal relationship with many of
Chino wanted to prove that the bull sharks could not handle
that kind of intense fishing pressure so I put him in touch
with Dr Mauricio Hoyos; a white shark researcher that I had
worked with at Guadalupe Island. Since then, Mauricio has
started an acoustic tagging
program with the sharks (you may see sharks with tags on our
dives). Initially, he is trying to find out how far the
sharks migrate and what they do each day when they're not
attending the shark feeds. He is also collecting DNA to see
how closely related the sharks are to eachother.
Chino approached the city council and managed to get an
agreement put in place to stop the fishermen from shark
fishing anywhere along the beaches of Playa del Carmen. He
continues to lobby for greater protection for the sharks.
Although I have wanted to run trips to Playa for the last
few years, I have held off because I was concerned that the
feeds were leading the sharks straight into the hands of the
fishermen. With the new agreement in place, the sharks are
in much better shape and I feel that its finally time to
responsibly run this trip. So, please join me for the running
of the bulls!
For the Oceans,