Kuredu Guitar Shark Fever09 May 2015
Last week guests had an exhilarating first underwater experience with Prodivers on Kuredu. While completing their orientation dive on Kuredu House Reef they spotted 4 Guitar Sharks not more than 6m deep. Not long after the House Reef was filled with Prodivers team, divers and snorkelers admiring these animals. Again a lucky treat after seeing 5 Guitar Sharks on a full day snorkel site “Akiri Faru” just a few weeks ago.
Seeing this many together was a truly rare and unique find as they are known to be solitary animals and only found in larger numbers during courtship, they also only mate once a year and are monogamous animals that eventually give live birth to their young.
Guitar sharks are a midway in the sharks-to-ray evolution chain, and are completely harmless. Their mouth, found on their underside, allows them to bottom feed and exploit that food niche, where their tails remained the shape of a shark’s enabling them to swim in a similar style.
Rare sightings such as these always are a highlight for our guests and Prodivers team, and this was no exception, with all the guests leaving with a very big smile at the end of the day.