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The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), also known as the Zambezi shark or, unofficially, as Zambi in Africa and Nicaragua shark in Nicaragua, is a requiem shark. This close encounters with the Bull Sharks is conducted by a Dive Operator doing the chumming/feeding of Sharks. Usually, during the dive, as many as 15-20 Bull Sharks can be seen. The Shark feeding program started in Fiji around 15 years ago at an authorised dive spot which was allocated by local villages. That dive spot at that time was barren with hardly any corals and fish. Since the Shark feeding program started, up to 400 species of reef fishes can be seen in the location with hundreds of species of corals. Sharks in general, is a top predator and they keep a healthy balance in marine life. Although Sharks have been portrayed as vicious animal that hunt/bite/eat others, including human, this is not the case. Most attacks on humans are by mistake.
They are commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature, predilection for warm shallow water, and presence in brackish and freshwater systems including estuaries and rivers.