Around seven species of sharks are visible around the Fiji islands at all times of the year. The most notable of these is the bull shark, which despite its aggressive behavior, is a popular choice to dive with under supervision.
As per Fijian law, indigenous communities have the right to fish for sustenance, including sharks. However, the government has established certain areas to protect these endangered animals from keeping them safe.
List of the Different Types of Sharks in Fiji
|Blacktip Reef Shark||3-4 feet||Moderately aggressive (if provoked)|
|Bull Shark||7-12 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Gray Reef Shark||4-5 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Great Hammerhead Shark||15-20 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Lemon Shark||9-10 feet||Not aggressive|
|Leopard Shark||6-7 feet||Not aggressive|
|Scalloped Hammerhead Shark||9-12 feet||Moderately aggressive|
|Silvertip Shark||6.6-9.8 feet||Moderately aggressive|
|Tawny Nurse Shark||9.6-10 feet||Not aggressive|
|Tiger Shark||10-14 feet||Highly aggressive|
|Whitetip Reef Shark||3-5.5 feet||Moderately aggressive (only when provoked)|