Sharks in Montenegro

While there are about 30 species of shark living in the Adriatic Sea – the largest body of water close to Montenegro – less than half of them have been spotted close to the country. Several of them are at risk of extinction due to overfishing, like the shortfin mako shark and the blue shark.

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Montenegro

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Angular Roughshark 3.3-4.9 feet Not aggressive
Basking Shark 23-30 feet Not aggressive
Blue Shark 6-11 feet Not aggressive
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark 15-18 feet Not aggressive (unless provoked)
Common Smooth-hound Shark 3-4 feet Not aggressive
Common Thresher Shark 12-18 feet Not aggressive
Longnose Spurdog 3-3.3 feet Not aggressive
Porbeagle Shark 6-12 feet Not aggressive
Sandbar Shark 5.5-8.5 feet Not aggressive
School Shark 6-7 feet Not aggressive
Shortfin Mako Shark 6.5-9.5 feet Highly aggressive
Smooth Hammerhead Shark 8-12 feet Not aggressive (but are potentially dangerous)
Spiny Dogfish 2.5-3.5 feet Not aggressive (due to their small size)



There have been no great white sightings near Montenegro.


There are only three recorded shark attacks in Montenegro’s history, with the last recorded incident taking place in 1987. Sadly one of those attacks was fatal.


There are a few places where people can interact with sharks while snorkeling or diving.

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