Your question: Are there sharks in Thai waters?

Bull sharks and Tiger sharks have been located occasionally in Thai waters but they are very rarely encountered by divers as they prefer staying at depth. … The shark divers are most likely to encounter in Thailand is the grey reef shark, which grows quite large – up to 2 metres – but is harmless.

Does Thailand have tiger sharks?

Seen: Tiger sharks are incredibly rare in Thailand, preferring cooler and deeper waters. They do exist in Thai waters, however, likely around the Surin Islands. Risk to Humans: Responsible for the largest percentage of fatal shark bites to humans, the Tiger shark is not to be underestimated.

Is it safe to swim in Thailand waters?

The clear warm waters are enticing, and are pretty safe for most of the year. The sea does contain dangerous creatures, such as sea snakes, lionfish, stonefish and jellyfish. However, it’s only really jellyfish that could concern swimmers, and these are not much of a problem on Thailand’s Andaman coast.

Does Thailand have alligators or crocodiles?

Crocodile numbers in Thailand and Southeast Asia generally have been decimated by habitat loss, commercial hunting for the skin trade and the capture of live reptiles to stock crocodile farms, according to the IUCN. In Thailand there are just a handful of wild populations in central and western national parks.

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