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List of all shark attacks in Grand Bahama Island

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 10 shark attacks in Grand Bahama Island. Out of those, none have thankfully been fatal. 8 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Port Lucaya, Freeport 03-07-2015 6' sharkSpearfishingLacerations to lower leg & ankleNO 23yo Katie Hester
Off Lucaya 12-07-2011 12h30Scuba divingInjuries to armNO 54yo male
Off West End 23-05-2008 Tiger sharks in areaSea DisasterBoat capsized in squall. 2 bodies scavenged by sharksNO unknown
Sweetings Cay 27-09-2007 12h00Caribbean reef sharkSpearfishingThigh bittenNO 48yo Leslie Gano
Sandy Cay 10-01-2006 MorningInvalidDiving for lobstersNo injury, divers felt threatened by 10' pregnant female tiger shark & killed the sharkNO Hayward Thomas & Shalton Barr
High Rock, 25 to 30 miles east of Freeport 15-08-2001 16h001.9 m [6.5'] bull sharkSpearfishingCalf bittenNO 43yo Kent Bonde
Freeport 03-08-2001 10h20SwimmingLeg bitten, later surgically amputated above the kneeNO 36yo Krishna Thompson
Freeport 23-06-1994 15h301.8 m [6'] sharkSpearfishingForearm severely bittenNO 30yo Alton Curtis
Gingerbread Reef, east of Little Isaac Island 06-08-1981 12h00Mako shark (tooth fragments recovered)Snorkeling on surfaceUpper right arm bittenNO 53yo Robert Marx
Memory Rock, 18 miles from NW end of the Island 13-09-1973 14h307' to 8' bull sharkFree diving, SpearfishingLeft hand & forearm laceratedNO 11yo Kevin G. Schlusemeyer
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