Date / TimeCountry / AreaActivityNameSex / AgeInjurySpecies
02-08-2022 COSTA RICA ,GuanacosteDivingfemaleF /50Right forearm and left hand injuredBull shark, 3m
04-28-2018 10h40COSTA RICA ,Cocos IslandScuba divingmaleM /30No injury, shark bit scuba gearTiger shark
11-30-2017 COSTA RICA ,Cocos IslandScuba Diving__ JimenezM /26Serious injury to legTiger shark, female
11-30-2017 COSTA RICA ,Cocos IslandScuba divingRohina BhandariF /49FATALTiger shark, female
07-28-2015 COSTA RICA ,GuanacasteSurfingThomas McCallM /47Minor inuries to toes
06-19-2011 12h15COSTA RICA ,GuanacasteSurfingKevin MoragaM /15FATAL
02-04-2007 COSTA RICA SwimmingJason CashM /36Death due to drowning. Shark bite may have been postmortemShark involvement prior to death was not confirmed
01-03-2003 COSTA RICA ,North Pacific coastSurfingRoss MenkingM Lower right leg laceratedBull shark, 7'
05-21-2002 COSTA RICA ,GuanacasteSurfingNick WallaceM Toothmarks in board & his swim trunksBull shark, 1.8 m to 2.1 m [6' to 7']
01-01-1968 COSTA RICA ,Limón ProvinceSwimming after his canoe capsizedmaleM FATAL
02-01-1964 COSTA RICA ,Puntarenas ProvinceSwimmingmaleM FATAL, right arm & left thigh bitten
01-16-1956 COSTA RICA SwimmingLester BurtonM /33FATAL, leg severed
05-26-1938 COSTA RICA ,Nicoya PeninsulaFishingLaureano VillarealM FATAL, pulled overboard by tuna, & bitten by shark
05-11-1930 COSTA RICA ,Limón ProvinceAir disaster Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmedShark involvement prior to death unconfirmed
02-01-1928 COSTA RICA ,Near PuntarenasSwimmingLily ArtaviaF Right leg severely lacerated. Surgically amputated
02-01-1928 COSTA RICA ,Near PuntarenasSwimmingArmando ChavezM Right leg & hand severely lacerated
09-12-1919 COSTA RICA ,Turtle BogueSmall vessel with 13 men on board capsized crossing the bar and 6 men drowned. The 7 survivors were swimming to shore6 malesM FATAL, 6 men were taken by sharks as they neared the beach, 1 survived
07-10-1913 COSTA RICA SwimmingAugust Schulke & Karl SchaferM FATAL