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Topic: shark population in costa rica
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Topic: shark population in costa rica
Views: 156807 Replies: 126

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Terry

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shark population in costa rica

Is there a large shark population in Costa Rica? How many shark attacks have there been in the last 5 years?



By:

Jeff

RE: shark population in costa rica

I live just north of Playas del Coco in Guancaste, Costa Rica. I have been a scuba instructor here and now my wife and I operate a surf live aboard. There are many white tip reef sharks here and north of here, Bull sharks. On an agression scale of 1 to 10 white tips are a 1. Bulls on the other hand are an 8. In all my time here I have spent time with both underwater. Niether have I experienced any agression nor have I heard of an attack. I take surfers north to Witches & Ollie's all the time and have not had an incident.

By:

Ryan

RE: shark population in costa rica

Hey Jeff. I will me moving to Costa Rica in January of 2005 to attend a spanish language school in Playa Flamingo. I had read your earlier reply stating that you take surfers to witches rock and what not. Could you please send me further info regarding a tri to witches rock. Thanks again



By:

gunat

RE: shark population in costa rica

Hey terry, good that you ask, costa rica is very dangerous in relation with sharks. I have had many assaults and heard of plenty inccidents where a leg or arm was taken, nothing serious though, at least no fatal inccidents. cheers ;)

By:

Nic

RE: shark population in costa rica

I only heard of one, but that was a girl who went swimming in the protected area in a nationalpark. but we were in there too and lot of other spots. The locals went in almost everyday but they all said there were no sharks and never had something to do with them

By:

joel devin

RE: shark population in costa rica

There are sharks everywhere there is ocean. I have been surfing 5 years in Costa Rica and have not heard of any attacks. I have only seen one shark over three feet in 5 years and that was from a boat outside the reef.

By:

kenny

RE: shark population in costa rica

Your so full of it. There is no more danger with sharks in Costa Rica than any other place in the world. Quit trying to spook people you kook.

By:

Andrea

RE: shark population in costa rica

hi i was born in tiquiza(other juvinille word for costa rica) i came to the usa when i was 3. i go to costa rica 2 times a year and watch the the news via internet and have no herd anything.
hope you enjoy my land!
ps.have you seen how many nicaraguans there are in c.r i mean they like everywhere.ohh and many of the assaults are caused by nicaraguans.

By:

Tristan

RE: shark population in costa rica

I was in costa last year down south. there werent any shark problems but one of the guys who worked at the lodge had a bite scar. He said he got it up north tamarindo way.



By:

Morena

RE: shark population in costa rica

hi ryan, i am planning to go to costa rica in june, i am not sure yet which school. is playa flamingo a good school?


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