Scuba Diving in Fiji's Big Fish Capital
Lomaiviti - Central Fiji
Sharks in Fiji
Sharks used to be very common in Fiji waters,
unfortunately because of demand for shark fin soup the
populations have declined, and will most likely continue
doing so until a ban of shark fin trade.
Fiji Shark Fishing Ban
There are now moves
in the Fiji Government to implement a Fiji wide
Shark fishing moratorium, which when ratified
will ban all shark fishing and trade in Fiji.
great Fiji Shark Count
the most common shark seen on Fijis reefs is the white
tip reef shark the inhabit inside and outside reefs
usually patrolling a small territory. There is rarely a
dive on which you will not see one ore more white tip
grey reef shark tend to prefer passages that are exposed
to tidal currents as they are a species shark that
must always move in order to provide enough oxygen to
their body. to see them wee time dives to be in the
passages when then currents are strong.
sharks are usually hunt in the night for crustaceans
an other bottom dwelling creatures, during the days
they are found resting in crevices in holes or small
bull sharks have become rare, the only
place where we frequently see them without chuming
them, is on deep dives
at the Pipeline. its a impressive bulky heavy shark.
hammerhead sharks are some of the most beautiful sharks to
watch, they gracefully swing their head as they patrol their
territories they are usually indifferent to divers.
silvertips have large territories that extend away from the
reefs out into the open see, they usually surprise divers by
just appearing out of the blue for a brief inspection just to
disappear back into the blue.
black tip reef sharks are
rare to see today as their numbers seem to be low, ore than
adult small juveniles are seen in shallow lagoons
tip sharks are different from the black tip reef shark closely
resembling a bull shark but are not as masiv.
are very rare in Fiji waters, in thousands of hours on und
under the water i have only had three encounters with a whale
tiger sharks are shy and avoid divers if not
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