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List of all shark attacks in Society Islands

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 9 shark attacks in Society Islands. Out of those, 1 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 11.11%. 8 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Huahine 19-02-2014 16h00Blacktip reef sharkKitesurfingLacerations to lower legNO 21yo male
Tapu, a dive site on the outer reefs of Bora Bora 08-02-2013 09h00 - 09h30Lemon sharkScuba divingLacerations to right arm & thighNO 48yo Zohar Kritzer
Teahupoo, Tahiti 15-08-2011 15h30Grey reef sharkSurfingNo injury, board bittenNO 32yo Adam 'Biff' D'Esposito
Tahiti 20-02-2008 SpearfishingLacerations to faceNO 26yo Apia Hauta
Moorea 30-06-2003 SpearfishingLeg bittenNO male
Tetiaroa 31-10-2002 Fishing, standing in 2' of waterShin bruisedNO 52yo Scott Heywood
Tahiti 12-08-1968 SwimmingFinger severedNO 12yo Blake Tenville
Tahiti 01-06-1966 AfternoonFishingArm lacerated by netted shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Faarei Tuhei
Tahiti 14-07-1834 Reported to involve a hammerhead sharkSwimmingFATALYES Kaugatava Orurutm
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