About Bull Sharks
Actually the bull shark (Carcharhinus Leucas) is an opportunistic species that can grow up to 4 meters in length. This means that it feeds on many types of aquatic animals, especially fish, turtles, marine mammals and even other sharks.
Playa del Carmen is among the best places in the world to dive with bull sharks, and the warm water and good visibility allow us to appreciate with great satisfaction the beauty and elegance of these majestic predators in Playa del Carmen between November and March.
Our dive center, Phantom Divers, was the first one to offer the famous encounters attracting with bait bull sharks in Playa del Carmen. What moves us is the passion to understand, discover and make known the mysteries that these amazing animals hide.
Join us to enjoy this unique experience!
|COMPARATIVE TABLE||Bull Shark Encounter Dive||Bull Shark Discovery Dive|
|EXPERIENCE LEVEL||ADVANCED DIVER||OPEN WATER|
|DEPTH||24 Meters / 80 Feet||18 Meters / 60 Feet|
|DURATION||25 MIN||45 MIN|
|TYPE OF DIVE||Static||Drift|
|DISTANCE FROM THE SHARKS||Very close||6 to 8 Meters / 20 to 60 Feet|
|NUMBER OF SHARKS||1 to 20+||N/A|
|PRIMARY SPOT PHOTOGRAPHY||Yes||No|
|PRICE||160 USD + conservation bracelet + 20 USD Equipment||98 USD + conservation bracelet + 20 USD Equipment|
|REFUND IN CASE OF NO SHARKS||Parcial Refund||No|
In Mexico sharks are under the increasing pressure of the fishing industry. This is a very alarming reality for all shark lovers and the marine ecosystem. However, in order to advance with the conservation plans, it is necessary to know their movement patterns.
Our director Jorge Loria founded the Non-governmental Organization Saving Our Sharks* which is conducting extensive research on sharks’ movement patterns, through the use of acoustic and satellite telemetry, in order to locate the appropriate habitat for this species. These investigations are necessary to establish the correct times and areas for shark protection.
Phantom Divers team is aware of this reality, we are working directly with the NGO Saving Our Sharks to achieve the main goal: the CREATION OF A SHARK SANCTUARY IN THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN COAST, which implies full protection of sharks in this area. When diving with Phantom Divers, you will also be supporting conservation.
We are participating in bull shark´s telemetry project to help collect information in order to create a Shark Sanctuary in our region and learn more about their behavior.
Within the years our community and colleagues became witness that it was possible to carry out diving activities with the BULL SHARK in PLAYA DEL CARMEN safely and at the same time to make divers aware of the importance of conservation of this species, since their importance is vital for the marine ecosystem, due to this PHANTOM DIVERS feals the pride and satisfaction for the awards that we have received locally, as it encourage us to continue collaborating with the conservation of marine ecosystems in the Mexican Caribbean through research, environmental education and training.