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Shark Paradise: Bimini, The Bahamas

In 2011, The Bahamas took massive conservation step and declared its entire exclusive economic zone (EEZ-an area that stretches 200 nautical miles from Bahamian shorelines) a shark sanctuary. This not only banned commercial shark fishing, but also prohibited the sale, trade and possession of sharks or shark parts throughout the island nation.

Bimini is the westernmost point of the archipelago and is known, worldwide, as a shark Mecca. The Bahamas is arguably the "shark diving capital of the world," and Bimini is certainly part of that. Sharks draw divers, film crews and scientists from around the world. Year round, it's possible to see numerous species while visiting this remarkable place.

During the winter months you have the opportunity to see more species, but year round, you can definitely see some amazing species.

Check out Bimini Scuba Center for your scuba diving and freediving adventures!

Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezii)

Caribbean reef shark Bimini

Nurse Shark ( Ginglymostoma cirratum)

Nurse shark Bimini

Great Hammerhead Shark ( Sphyrna mokarran)

Great Hammerhead Shark Bimini

Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark, Bimini, The Bahamas

Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas)

Bull shark in Bimini, The Bahamas

Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris)

Juvenile lemon sharks in the mangroves

Blacktip ( Carcharhinus limbatus)

Blacknose Shark (Carcharhinus acronotus)


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