Diving with Bull sharks in Playa del Carmen with Koox – the adventure begins
The bull shark diving adventure starts with checking the weather conditions. We will meet at your preferred pickup place, plan and discuss the whole dive process on our way to Playa Del Carmen. Together with Koox instructors you will have the chance to dive twice up to 30m in depth. The equipment for the bull shark diving is included in the price of the dive.
|2 Bull Shark Dives
||Prices in USD
||(November – March)
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|Bull Shark Diving – Advanced Open Water from Tulum
||6:30am – 3pm
|Bull Shark Diving – Advanced Open Water from Playa
||7:30am – 3pm
|Bull Shark Diving – Advanced Open Water from Cancun
||5:30am – 3pm
1-4 people small group visits – every day, meeting points available: Tulum, Playa Del Carmen
Prices are fixed, regardless of the number of people in the group.
All prices include equipment rental: – diving gear, 2 tanks, a wetsuit, fins, etc
Free Nitrox 32 is available upon request for tech certified divers – please let us know in advance
Advanced Open water certification or equivalent is required.
Please mind that Bull Sharks Season is from November to March.
As we do not feed the sharks, it is common to see 4-5 sharks during the dive
Please mind that we might change the date of the tour, to make sure you will get to see bull sharks or in case of bad weather
For private diving tours, please contact us, so we can provide an exclusive offer for you.
Why we love Bull Shark Diving – because Bull Sharks are really great – here are some facts
Bull Sharks, also known as Zambezi Sharks, Nicaragua Sharks, Ganges River Sharks, Shovelnose sharks etc are remarkable animals. Commonly found in coastal areas of warm oceans, they have a special ability. Bull sharks easily switch between salt and fresh waters. Thus, they can be found in rivers and even lakes. What is more, they give birth in the fresh waters of rivers and also in the warm waters of the Caribbean reefs around Playa del Carmen.
Bull sharks get their name from their stocky figure and the broad, flat snout, resembling a bull. And just like bulls, they have a habit to attack the pray, hitting it first in the butt using the head, the so called “bump-and-bite technique”. When attacked, bull sharks use a special trick, they throw up, the predator gets distracted and the bull shark gets a chance to escape.
Bull sharks are quite large predators. Their weight can reach up to 130 kg and length of 2.4m.
Their menu consists mostly of different kind of fish, smaller sharks, stingrays, dolphins, turtles, starfish, birds and even land mammals. They hunt in murky waters, where it is harder for the pray to see its predator.