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List of all shark attacks in Quintana Roo

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 12 shark attacks in Quintana Roo. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 33.33%. 10 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

28-07-2013 11h00WadingHip bittenNO Bonnie Davis
Seagull Beach, Cancun 23-04-2013 13h40Tiger sharkSwimmingAvulsion injury to lower right legNO 34yo Isabella Carchia
Gaviotas Beach, Cancun 23-03-2011 Bull sharkSwimmingLower leg & foot bittenNO Liuba Taran
20-03-2011 SwimmingRight foot bittenNO 46yo Andrew Masternak
Cancun 30-01-2011 12h006' sharkSwimmingLeg, forearm & hand severely bittenNO 38yo Nicole Moore
Xcalak 11-01-2011 Attempting to fix motorBitten on leg and groinNO 37yo Juan Miguel Infante Ramírez
Delfines Beach, Cancun 17-04-2008 EveningReported by media as shark attack, but shark involvement prior to death was not confirmedSwimmingProbable drowning with post-mortem bitesNO 32yo Joram Galleros Villanueva
Santa Rosa, Cozumel 13-08-1997 Tiger shark, 5.2 m [17']SCUBA divingFATAL, arm & leg severedYES 33yo Mac Lupold
Santa Rosa, Cozumel 13-08-1997 Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmedSCUBA divingFATALNO 28yo Mike Jonatis
Santa Rosa Shallows, Cozumel 10-06-1993 19h30Scuba divingFATALYES 42yo Mary Eggemeyer
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