UltimateTIGER SHARK place!
Tiger Zoo is the name of a dive site which was discovered in April 2017 and promoted by our team. We named it Tiger Zoo because in this place we have great possibility to observe tiger sharks all year round, from shallow to deep, some time dozens of them at a single time. We do diving with tiger sharks everyday. Tiger sharks are not aggressive. There was no any single accident with the shark attack in local waters.
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier (lat.)) belong to the requiem sharks family and the only one member of the genus Galeocerdo. Sharks named Tigers because of the dark stripes on the sides of their their bodies and find. The tiger shark is a large macropredator, average length 3-4 m, females may attain over 5 m (16 ft in). Tiger sharks inhabit tropical and temperate waters all over the world. These graceful predators play a very important role in oceanic infrastructure. Acting as de facto garbage bins of the ocean, they consume everything, giving the preference to rotten food. They clean the environment from infected, weak and corps.
In the Maldives the main food supply is daily catch. All the islands have daily fish waste which they dump back to the ocean. These places are the famous dive sites around the country. Fuvahmulah is the open ocean, and tiger sharks who usually do not get close to the coast, have been surrounding this island an ages. Before fish heads were dumped all around the island. When in 2003 harbour and local fish market were built in Fuvahmulah, all fish supply and fish waste and tiger sharks accumulated in the harbour area. Everyday they continue consuming the fish waste and divers can watch them on the shallow plateau.
We do not feed the sharks!
There is an ultimate opportunity for underwater photographers to get the closes shot of Tiger Sharks. Special private dives can be provided for underwater photographers. Also, if you want to have picture and videos with you and tiger sharks, our photographer can make for you amazing unforgettable images!
We do Tiger Zoo dives keeping triple safety and follow the rules. All dive guides have Shark Speciality and Shark Expert certifications. Our dive guides have thousands of hours diving with Tiger Sharks in Tiger Zoo and know their behavior and local environment conditions.
Before each dive all divers are given comprehensive briefing about shark behavior, diving procedure and safety rules which they must follow during the dive. Each diver is given special safety stick for protection. Each dive is supported by team of dive guides and assistants who are responsible for diver's safety.
To make it easy to understand safety rules in Tiger Zoo, we have made the manual which can be useful for everyone who are going to visit Tiger Zoo by safety manner.
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Visit Fuvahmulah to have your best dives with Tiger Sharks in Tiger Zoo
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Tiger Shark identification data base
We have started our recording at the the end of 2016. For the last 5 years we have done more than thousands dives in Tiger Zoo. More than 150 of different Tiger Sharks were identified and included in Tiger Shark data base. The species who frequently appeared or have some special marks were named. Below you can see the pioneers of our data base which we
We have many interesting insights about shark behavior, permanent appearance, individual differences. In our dive centre we give lectures and presentations, our guests can get shark speciality during their stay in Fuvahmulah.
There is unique possibility for our guests to identify a new shark and name it. You can send us photos and videos:
And we will check if we have this shark already in data base or it is new one.
The scientists, marine biologists, shark professionals!
We have many interesting facts and knowledge to share. Please, write us if you have interest,
Welcome to collaborate!