A fast swimmer, impressively large, this predator is less famous than its cousins, but is fascinating all the same.
The king of speed:
Swimming at a depth of 740 metres, it can be distinguished from other species of shark by its large gills. But aside from its physical qualities, the most remarkable aspect of this giant fish is its exceptional swimming ability. According to the most recent research on this shark, its speed can reach up to 50 km/h; some scientists even claim that it can swim twice as fast as this. With this ability, and its imposing 4-metre length, it can jump 6 to 10 metres out of water.
The “beast” and mankind:
Some say the mako shark is a real danger to humans. However, while it is true that a small number of attacks have taken place, it in fact seems more reasonable to believe the inverse. The flesh of this shark is prized by the gourmet industry, and even more so by those who fish for sport. As a result, it features on the list of endangered species, meaning that there are now efforts to protect it. Its gestation period lasts an average of two years, causing it to fall into the category of the ten most endangered species.
Seeing the mako shark in total safety:
The mako shark prefers living in temperate and tropical waters, such as those of the Cape of Good Hope from October to April, and in the Caribbean during the rest of the year.
During your trip on board our submarine, you will not be able to admire this species, one of nature’s true wonders. But you will be able to discover other wonderful marine life during your dive into the seabeds of the Indian Ocean. And this is not the only pleasure that awaits you: we can arrange other one-of-a-kind experiences, such as an undersea meal with breath-taking views, a dive to 35 metres below sea level accompanied by champagne, or a stroll on a subscooter, with Blue Safari Submarine!