One Diver’s Perspective.

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Sharks in Jamaica


Somebody keeps coming to my site, with the search inquiry of whether there are many sharks in Jamaica. Rest assured, if you are going to Jamaica you will not be seeing any sharks in their waters.  They do have nurse sharks, if you go looking for them – a nurse shark looks like a giant catfish. It does not have sharp teeth, though if you grab one unexpectedly, it might hurt you.

Enjoy your trip to Jamaica. When I asked the same question many years ago, I was told “Jamaica has no wildlife that hurts people, relax Mon!”  I don’t know if its true, but it did put me at ease. 🙂

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August 27, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

1 Comment »

  1. The south coast has sharks. You may also encouter a crocodile or two wile swimming along the mouth of black river. We had a 14 footer on our beach.

    Comment by Jamaican Bush Tiger | October 28, 2008 | Reply


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