Grey Reef Shark

Grey Reef Shark

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This species is most often seen in near the drop-offs of reefs and can be seen congregating in large numbers in some locations. The grey reef shark has the typical “reef shark” shape, with a broad, round snout and large eyes. This species can be distinguished from similar species by the plain or white-tipped first dorsal fin, the dark tips on the other fins, the broad, black rear margin on the tail fin, and the lack of a ridge between the dorsal fins.

Encounters with Grey Reef Sharks are generally at a distance, although if comfortable with a diver’s presence they can come closer. They can be spotted near drop offs on reefs and in reef channels where they can sometimes be seen congregating in large numbers. They also use cleaning stations to get rid of parasites, they sometimes even let cleaning fish go into their mouths!

Why not take a look at our ‘Dive & Stay’ and ‘Liveaboard’ adventures where you can encounter this animal by clicking on the tabs on the left.