Galapagos Sharks

Galapagos shark's average length is 6 to 10ft with some females reaching 12ft in size


This type of shark is the most common shark that we encounter on our pelagic shark research dives. We see these sharks almost year round though the number of individuals varies by season. 

Ocean Ramsey with a large Galapagos shark


Galapagos sharks are curious, yet cautious, they tend to circle below boats and divers and often come to the surface when any kind of noise or splashing happens, possibly because they listen for the splash from a landing bird because they feed on birds in addition to fish and cephalopods.

Galapagos Shark and Tiger Shark


The Galapagos shark is a large shark and can be more dominate than even a tiger shark at times, especially when they are schooling in high numbers. 

sandbar Sharks


Sandbar sharks average 3 to 6 feet in length.

Sandbar sharks are amazingly fast and agile in the water. They are lighter in color than the Galapagos sharks and move much faster than the Galapagos sharks.


Sandbar sharks can be very curious and come very close during the shark dive.

On the way out to the site a marine biologist explains body language and a variety of behaviors. In this photo these sharks are trying to determine who is dominate by parallel swimming next to each other. 


This is JuanShark getting close to a pack of sand bar sharks for Shark ID photos.

Sandbar sharks are declined by 97%, this is one of the few places in the world you can go to see this species.