What you should Know about sharks

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Galapagos sharks

Galapagos shark's average length is 6 to 8ft with some females reaching 11ft in size

A close look at the eye of Galapagos shark during a pelagic  dive at One Ocean

This type of shark is the most common shark that we encounter on our pelagic shark dives. We see these sharks almost year round however best time to see larger numbers of these sharks are from March through June.  May and June is the best time to see the large female Galapagos sharks migrating through our shark dive sites.

Ocean Ramsey with a large Galapagos shark


The average number of Galapgos sharks at our sites  is about 6 to 8 at one location but we can see up to 30 in one dive.

A Galapagos next to a tiger shark


The Galapgos shark is a large shark and can be more dominate then even a tiger shark 

sand Bar Sharks

A Sand Bar shark swimming through a school of sharks during a pelagic shark dive at One Ocean

Sand bar sharks average 4 to 6 feet in length.

Sand bar 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.

Two sand bar sharks parallel swimming during a pelagic shark dive with One Ocean Diving.

Sand bar sharks can be very curious and come very close during the shark dive

On the way out to the site a marine biologist explains competitive behavior.  In this photo these sharks are trying to determine who is dominate by parallel swim next to each other. 

@juansharks in his tiger shark wetsuit from Xcel photographing a very large school of sandbar sharks

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

Sand bar sharks like to school in big numbers .  Our average amount is 8 to 12 sand bar sharks at one time.  On a good day you can see as many as 40 to 50.  The best time of the year to see sand bar sharks is November to March.