Andaman sea sharks
Waters of the Andaman sea that washes the Western part of Thailand, is rich in diverse marine life and sharks. Does this mean that bathing is dangerous?
Yes, indeed, in the Andaman sea sharks swim. Moreover, almost all of which is considered a dangerous species great white, reef, and tiger, and black. They often say, how about sharks-cannibals. In the coastal zone are found the Mako shark and blue sharks and hammerhead sharks. There are a few quite harmless to human kinds – nurse sharks and Zebra shark.
However, despite all this, your chances of becoming a victim of the sharks here are very small. Thailand is a fairly safe area, because there is no particular concern about marine predators the rest of the family with children. Shark attack in Thailand — the big rarity. First, sharks don’t swim close to the shore. Secondly, over the last few decades, there were no reported cases of shark attacks on humans in these waters. So to meet a shark in the Andaman sea area is possible only in a saltwater aquarium or specially going to scuba dive in the open sea.
In addition, all local beaches are protected by special nets that left the sharks no sensabilities to tourists. And, if in the Andaman sea and the shark gets close to shore they don’t get such precautions. Still, the shark – unpredictable creature. Today, she swims at a depth and does not infect people, and tomorrow everything can change — and a 100% guarantee that you will never find the same white or tiger shark in the coastal zone, nobody will give you. So get behind the net and the buoys is not recommended.
Do not forget about safety precautions and swim far from the shore. Also no need to go to the sea with open wounds – even relatively safe for humans species of sharks may represent in this case a threat to your health. In the case of the appearance of shark nearby, you need to move as little as possible and try not to attract her attention.
However, to date, the swimmers and divers in the area suffer from not shark teeth, but from a much more prosaic things – wounds about the pitfalls or sharp shells, and tentacles of a poisonous jellyfish.