Diving with bull shark is one of the reasons adventure seekers have to visit Playa Del Carmen. In addition to bull shark diving in Playa Del Carmen, the tourist attraction has a lot to offer including taking a dip in a cenote, exploring Chichen Itza, trying traditional Mayan food at La Perla Pixan Cuisine, chilling out at Lido’s Beach Club, swim in the rooftop pool at Be Playa, taking a day trip to Xpu Ha, dining in a cave at Alux Restaurant, checking out the Frida Kahlo Museum, trying some Elote, going salsa dancing at Zenzi, exploring the Caverns at Rio Secreto and more. However, the bad reputation of sharks often drives tourists away from what can be the most memorable experience of life.
Sharks are not mindless killers. Shark attacks are rare but real. This happens when you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Swimming with this majestic animal can be an amazing experience if you are at the right place at the right time. Still, it is good to be aware of the following seven signs of shark that may be aggressive:
Feeling A Bump
Have you watched some documentaries of shark attack survivors? They all say that they felt a bump or two before the attack. If a large creature is bumping into you, it might be a curious shark just trying to figure out what you are. If you or someone else feels a bump, it is a good idea to move away.
Watch the body language of the shark if you can see it. An aggressive shark appears to puff itself up. Its pectoral fins point downwards. A shark also exaggerates its swimming posture when it feels threatened. Depending on the species, it can be jumpy or skittish.
Stay Away From Food
It’s a bad idea to dive with a shark if you see a seal colony nearby. Stay away from a large shoal of fish. Even if you cannot see a shark nearby, stay away. There can be some other mid-water predators. Morays, young adults and other predators can pose a threat.
Learn About The Species In The Area
There are different species of shark. However, as compared to other species, testosterone levels are the highest in male bull sharks. So, it is important to be aware of the species in the area. Most importantly, don’t dive with sharks during the mating season.
Avoid Swimming In A Hotspot
There are some areas in which there are a lot of sharks. Don’t go there. Seriously. Don’t go there. Avoid an area with dolphins and birds. There are areas where sharks look for food.
Don’t splash a lot. Don’t swim near a dog. Sharks can detect changes in electromagnetic fields and water activity. Jewelry or bleeding are other big triggers.
Swimming With A Group At Certain Times Of The Day
The likelihood of shark attacks increases at dawn or dusk. Always swim with a group. There are certain times of the year when the likelihood of attacks is increased.
Bull sharks diving in Playa Del Carmen is a safe and amazing experience. Just don’t be in the wrong place at the wrong time.