Are there Sharks in Cyprus?

Yes there are a number of sharks in Cyprus. Species include: Mako, Thresher, Spinner, Sandbar, Tope, Big Nosed and Angel Shark species. Sightings are rare including Blue Pointed Mako Sharks were spotted off the Zenobia in 2021 and off Limassol in 2020. These sharks are usually harmless and are in Cyprus waters only to breed and not to feed. The last recorded shark attack in Cyprus was in September 1901 so the risk of encountering such a dire situation in Cyprus’s waters is extremely low.

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