Sharks in Thailand

There are several species of sharks living in Thailand. The most common species include the blacktip reef shark, the whitetip reef shark, and the zebra shark.

Sharks in Thailand

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Thailand

Species Maximum


Blacktip Reef Shark 3-4 feet Moderately aggressive (if provoked)
Bull Shark 7-12 feet Highly aggressive
Grey Bamboo Shark 2.3-2.5 feet Not aggressive
Gray Reef Shark 4-5 feet Highly aggressive
Leopard Shark 6-7 feet Not aggressive
Nurse Shark 18-32 feet Not aggressive
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 9-12 feet Moderately aggressive
Tiger Shark 10-14 feet Highly aggressive
Whale Shark 18-32 feet Not aggressive
Whitetip Reef Shark 3-5.5 feet Moderately aggressive (only when provoked)
Zebra Shark 8.2-11 feet Not aggressive

Recent Cases of Shark Attacks in Thailand >>



Only two fatal unprovoked shark attacks occurred in Thailand, one in southern Thailand in 1979 and the other in Phang Nga Province in 2000.


No, there are no great whites in Thailand.


Several tourist attractions involve diving underwater and swimming with whale sharks or scuba diving with bull sharks.

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