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