Are There Sharks in Aruba?

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Are There Sharks in Aruba?

Aruba island

You are planning on a scuba diving trip to Aruba lying in the southern Caribbean Sea. Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. And Aruba island is a paradise but it is not very big but has plenty of attractions and activities such as scuba diving. But are there sharks in Aruba?

There are sharks in Aruba. The sharks are found further out in the open water, they don’t commonly come near the beaches. There are over 20 species of sharks in the Caribbean waters which is home to reef sharks, whale sharks, and hammerhead sharks. There are certain diving locations where they are sharks are should be avoided.

In today’s post, we will go through in more detail about are their sharks in Aruba so let’s get started!

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Where is Aruba?

Aruba is in the Southern Caribbean Sea and is one of the lesser Antilles islands. Aruba has two neighbors which are Bonaire and Curacao. These islands are collectively known as the ABC islands.

The island is 18 miles (29 km) off the north coast of Venezuela miles and on clear days from the south-eastern side of the island it can be possible to see Venezuela.

Aruba island Location on Map

Are There Sharks in Aruba?

Yes, there are sharks in Aruba. The sharks are found further out in the open water, they are not known to come near the beaches. You will find that there are over 20 species of sharks in the Dutch Caribbean islands.

You will find sharks species like reef sharks, whale sharks, and hammerhead sharks there. These diving locations where they are sharks should be avoided.

What Types Of Sharks Are in Aruba?

The Dutch Caribbean islands are home to at least 20 species of sharks. In the seas around Aruba is home to the well-known sharks like the reef sharks, whale sharks, and hammerhead sharks.

These the some of the species of sharks that are in Caribbean sea.

  • Reef shark
  • Whale shark
  • Hammerhead shark
  • Nurse shark
  • Lemon shark
  • Bull shark
  • Tiger shark
Lemon shark

Are There Any Shark Attacks in Aruba?

There have been no major shark attacks recorded in Aruba. There was an incident between Aruba and Venezuela in December 2015.

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