Endangered Species

Throughout each year of diving we interact with a large variety of marine life from many species of sharks, dolphins, whales, and sport fish. Each tour is unique and special in its own way, but every once in a while, there is a tour that is pushed over the top of the minds of the divers and staff alike. On our early morning December 18th tour, what made the trip was our encounter with a Scalloped Hammerhead shark! Scalloped Hammerheads are listed as an endangered species. Once a common sight, is now a rare and treasured encounter. The Scalloped Hammerhead can reach a maximum length of 14ft and be encountered in schools of hundreds of sharks in some very unique parts of the world. Our encounter consisted of around half a dozen individual sharks, lasting for around 10 minutes. (Which is a large amount of time for what we consider a very shy shark.) Although we come across scalloped hammerheads multiple times a year, every encounter is one for the books!

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