Are there shark diving expedition's around any of the islands? And what is the most seen species? Just curious...
OK, well I have tagged several sharks on the Texas coast, and wasn't sure if there was any research on them in that area..we have tagged black tip, hammer, spinner, bull, and tiger..we get our tags from NOAA out of Ri., think it would be great to do this in the islands.. great fun and adrenaline rush!!!
As mentioned, depends where you are diving. Most predominant have been nurse sharks and they arepretty cool. Reef shark juveniles can be pesky and really the only others I have been in water diving with has been hammerheads. Not on purpose, mind you! Heart pounding experience for me but no interest on shark's part. (Good ting!) This was up diving rocks east side of Salt Island/BVI. Leave 'em alone and they leave you alone as long as you are not dragging fresh kill/fish behind you. Large schools of huge barracudas freak me out a bit more.
There are not baiting for sharks types tour on our islands, thank goodness.
On other hand, you can be deep sea fishing and a 'cuda or shark can take your catch before you can boat it, leaving you only the head so it's always interesting on or in the water!
Sharks and shark attacks are rare in the Virgin Islands. That and no poisonous snakes or alligators was one of my early draws to the islands and the waters. Unlike Florida, California, Australia and Hawaii shark attacks are almost unheard of here. Part of that, I am told is that we do not have as many marine mammals as those other places.
For whatever reason, I have seen only a few small non aggressive sharks in all these years. Lots of barracuda, but no sharks.
Way off to the left at Secret Harbour, second set of rocks, I've seen nurse sharks.
Last several times I've been at Maho in the late afternoon, I've see a baby lemon shark patrolling very close to shore.
I hear that we can see sharks at Ditliff Point, but I've never seen any there.
I've also seen some baby black tips (though, I can't really tell a big difference between lemons and black tips when they are that small) at Frenchman's Reef.