Sharks in Fiji

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

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
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)

FAQs

icon

Yes, there are places like Beqa lagoon and Coral coast where one can go diving with sharks like the bull shark.

icon

There have been 62 shark related incidents in the Fiji islands, 22 of which were fatal.

icon

There have been no confirmed reports of a great white in Fiji.

Recommended Blog Posts

Famous Sharks