These sharks can grow up to 20 feet long, and are pretty much solitary. That makes them hard to find, so when large congregations of these sharks begin to gather around Bimini Island in the Bahamas, you can bet that divers and underwater photographers are there to see it. In fact, between January and February in Bimini is pretty much the only place in the world you can pretty much be guaranteed to see great hammerhead sharks.In addition to the hammerheads, you will also see nurse and bull sharks on these dives.
Despite what many would have you believe, hammerheads are not aggressive, and almost never attack humans. In fact most sharks never attack humans. Even if these sharks did, their teeth are tiny and not evolved to tear huge chunks of flesh.
I've got to say, I've done a lot of shark dives, but diving with these is one of the most fun I've ever done. These sharks are big, and when the conditions are right, they come CLOSE. It's such and amazing encounter.
Here's a quick video I made to show you how it all happens...