Fatality from Tiger Shark in Cocos Island

Tiger shark on Wetpixel

A female scuba diver has died following an encounter with a Tiger Shark while ascending to a safety stop after completing a dive in Cocos Island. A 26-year old dive master, Mr. Jimenez, was also injured by the shark. The female diver has been identified by last name Bhandari and was 49-years old. The diver in Bhandari’s group were visiting Cocos Island with the Undersea Hunter group.

This is the first incident of its kind in the history of divers visiting Cocos Island where 14 different species of sharks can be observed.

Our hearts go out to the victim’s family and all those involved in this unfortunate incident.

Read the full article here.