In Thailand, the three most-commonly seen species are the Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus), the Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) and the Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum). Whitetip Reef Sharks & Zebra Sharks are both nocturnal hunters, so they tend to sleep during the day.
Are there sharks in Koh Chang?
Koh Chang houses a whole boatload of diverse marine species, from tiny macro critters, all the way up to the big stuff, such as barracuda and sharks.
Is it safe to swim in Thailand?
The clear warm waters are enticing, and are pretty safe for most of the year. The sea does contain dangerous creatures, such as sea snakes, lionfish, stonefish and jellyfish. However, it’s only really jellyfish that could concern swimmers, and these are not much of a problem on Thailand’s Andaman coast.
Are shark attacks common in Thailand?
Shark attacks are incredibly rare in Thailand, with it having been more than 50 years since a person was reported to have been bitten by a shark in the country. Both bull and blacktip reef shark rarely attack larger prey, the Thai marine expert noted.
Is Koh Chang safe?
Koh Chang is a very safe at night, so long as you use your common sense.