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Are there sharks #92614
10/09/04 11:46 PM
10/09/04 11:46 PM
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Alberta Canada
Neil W Offline OP
Neil W  Offline OP
I love snorkling around the Cancun area and have never heard of sharks except in big storms ( cause all the dying fish around the reef )What about Belize ,do the sharks ( burrrr) stay outside the reef ?

Re: Are there sharks #92615
10/10/04 05:19 PM
10/10/04 05:19 PM
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Savannah, GA USA
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Re: Are there sharks #92616
10/10/04 05:32 PM
10/10/04 05:32 PM

Many of the sharks never get as far as the water.....

Re: Are there sharks #92617
10/10/04 05:37 PM
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You can find sharks at BC's, Coconuts, Fido's etc etc

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Re: Are there sharks #92618
10/11/04 01:48 PM
10/11/04 01:48 PM
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Lots of land sharks everywhere.

Re: Are there sharks #92619
10/11/04 03:34 PM
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Savannah, GA USA
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If someone approaches you and asks if you speak English, they are probably a shark.

Re: Are there sharks #92620
10/11/04 05:32 PM
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Ask a simple question. Neil, we've seen nurse sharks snorkeling off the piers (we were snorkeling, not them). I think the other brands stick pretty close to the reef, either inside or out. Don't worry too much about the nurse sharks, if you don't mess with them, they won't bother you.

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Re: Are there sharks #92621
10/11/04 07:07 PM
10/11/04 07:07 PM
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one area is called shark/ray alley if I remember correctly. But I would guess that it is because of nurse sharks, but don't know what species are present. When we went out for the first time, we were greeted by 2-3 of the nurse sharks. Was un-nerving for a few minutes, but after the boat driver dived in and waved back (with all fingers), we jumped in and they were harmless. Later I swam over the top of a group of them and got their picture. They seemed to be quite plentiful in some areas. I'd rather swim with them (nurseshark)any time comparred to barracuds, something un-nerving about them following me around.

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Re: Are there sharks #92622
10/11/04 08:04 PM
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In our three week visit to San Pedro Town last Christmas, my kids and I snorkled around lots of nurse sharks at most of our sites inside the reef.

We'll always remember snorkling from Ramons pier when a shark my length(6ft) goes slowly by. People on the pier were screaming for use to get out, or be eat'n alive:)

Can't wait to get back

Re: Are there sharks #92623
10/12/04 02:16 AM
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Was it a big nurse shark or a bullshark? Why were people yelling for you to get out of the water if it was only a nurse shark?

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