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Sharks in Mauritius

anonymous_4 15 Jun 2011
I'm coming on holidays to Mauritius in 2 weeks' time. I've heard a lot of your beautiful country and I'm really excited to be there. I'd like to know whether there are sharks that I need to be aware of when swimming. A friend told me that sharks have been spotted before..
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yonne 18 Jun 2011
Yes there are sharks in Mauritius (mako, hammerhead, tiger, blue) but they are found out of the lagoon about 1 km offshore where big game fishing is practiced, if you’re not swimming or diving outside of the lagoon you should be safe.
pamy_chunglivecom 25 Jun 2011
No sharks in lagoons except in Trou d'eau Douce.