Are There Great White Sharks In Pensacola?

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You may be off to the Pensacola or you may live there and you’d like to know if there are great white sharks live in Pensacola. Let’s take a look…

So are there great white sharks in Pensacola? There are great white sharks in Pensacola from possibly around late November through to April, when the waters off the coast off Pensacola in the Gulf of Mexico drop to the preferred water temperature for great white sharks, which is between 12-24°C (54-75 °F).

The above answer may get you excited if you like the idea of seeing great white sharks. But on the other hand it may not be what you wanted to hear if you’re scared of great whites.

As an aside, in this article about where to find great white sharks, you may be as surprised as I was to discover some of the places where you find great white sharks! Place number 6 is the one that surprised me the most, but if you live in the States, you may be more surprised at places two, three and four.

Do great white sharks go into the Gulf?

Great white sharks go into the gulf when the waters drop to their preferred temperature range of 12-24°C (54-75 °F) during late November through to April. Great white sharks go into the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean around the tip of Florida.

Water temperature Pensacola suited to great white sharks

Pensacola water temperatures for great white sharks
Pensacola water temperatures for great white sharks – Image courtesy of SeaTemperature.org

If you want to see evidence of a great white shark in Pensacola, the following video is of a great white shark that was caught off Pensacola beach.

Also, please don’t leave before you watch the video in this articleI almost don’t want to spoil the end of the video, so all I will say is it involves a carcass, many sharks and a single grouper…you may be surprised at what happens, I certainly was!

I hope you enjoyed this article about are there great white sharks in Pensacola

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There will also be many more articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Have fun and be safe!

Are There Great White Sharks In Pensacola?

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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