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List of all shark attacks in Tuamotus

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 6 shark attacks in Tuamotus. Out of those, none have thankfully been fatal. 5 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

North Pass, Fakarava 09-04-2013 12h00Possibly a blacktip reef sharkKite boardingUnderside of board, fins and, harness were damaged, and left hip, thigh and buttock sustained puncture woundsNO 53yo Nick Eitel
Kaukura Atoll 03-08-2012 Lemon shark, 2.5m to 3mSpearfishingShoulder bittenNO Téophane Tauiratea
Rangiroa 28-02-1995 FishingSpeared a shark, fell overboard and another shark severed his armNO male
Ahé Atoll 05-05-1972 1.5 m grey reef sharkSpearfishingThigh bittenNO 27yo B.T.
Outer edge of Hikueru, one of the Central Tuamotu atolls 11h00SpearfishingRight thumb bittenNO 39yo Don M. Clark
Rangiroa 30-10-1924 Pearl divingAbrasions PROVOKED ATTACKNO Huri-Huri
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