Historical Shark Attacks In South Sinai, Egypt

South Sinai, Egypt is a coastal area with beautiful beaches, clear waters, and rich marine life.

The region is known for its excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities, thanks to the vibrant coral reefs that attract a variety of colorful fish.

Sharks are also often seen in the waters around South Sinai, including species like the oceanic white tip and hammerhead.

Although shark sightings are not common, encountering these majestic creatures adds excitement to underwater adventures.

Despite their fierce reputation, sharks are essential for maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem.

Conservation efforts in South Sinai focus on protecting these creatures and promoting coexistence with human visitors.

Understanding and respecting sharks allows visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of South Sinai's beaches while appreciating the diversity of marine life.

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Understanding our data at South Sinai

In our comprehensive overview of south sinai, the data presented in this article is compiled from a variety of public sources, providing a consolidated view of shark encounters by beach.

As you explore the data, it is important to note that while we have organized the information by specific areas, neighboring areas may also have their own detailed posts.

We encourage you to utilize the search function on our website to discover unique posts that may pertain to nearby locations.

Given the unpredictable and often chaotic circumstances surrounding shark attacks, some of the details within our tables have been inferred post-incident.

This is a common practice in the documentation of such events, due to factors like the rapid response required at the scene and the retrospective nature of assembling such data.

Our aim is to offer a resource that not only informs but also enhances awareness and safety practices for all who venture into the marine environment.

As you navigate through the information, we hope it serves as a reminder of the respect and caution that our florida beaches command.

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Recorded Attack #1

AreaSouth Sinai
LocationSharm-El-Sheikh
Date2010-03-10
Year2011
TypeInvalid
CountryEgypt
ActivityN/A
NameFemale
SexF
AgeN/A
InjuryApparent Drowning, And Subsequent Scavenging By 16' Tiger Shark
FatalUnknown
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A

Recorded Attack #2

AreaSouth Sinai
Location1 Km Off The Mouth Of Marsa Bereika, North Of Ras Mohammed
Date1996-07-23
Year1996
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEgypt / Israel
ActivityFree Diving With A Pod Of Dolphins
NameMartin Christopher Richardson
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryBitten On Back, Shoulder & Chest
FatalN
Time18H00
SpeciesSaid To Involve An Oceanic Whitetip Shark
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Recorded Attack #3

AreaSouth Sinai
LocationShark Reef, Ras Muhammed
Date2020-10-25
Year2020
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEgypt
ActivitySnorkeling
Name2 Males,1 Female
SexN/A
AgeN/A
InjuryBoy Lost Arm, Dive Guide Lost Leg,
FatalN
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A

Recorded Attack #4

AreaSouth Sinai
LocationCoral Bay, Sharm El-Sheikh
Date2010-11-30
Year2010
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEgypt
ActivitySnorkeling
NameLyudmila Stolyarova
SexF
Age70
InjuryFoot Severed, Right Forearm Severed, Lacerations To Left Hand (Defense Wounds)
FatalN
Time14H55
SpeciesOceanic Whitetip Shark, 2.5M, Female
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Recorded Attack #5

AreaSouth Sinai
LocationCoral Bay, Sharm El-Sheikh
Date2010-11-30
Year2010
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEgypt
ActivitySnorkeling
NameOlga Martsinko
SexF
Age48
InjuryFoot And Arm Bitten
FatalN
Time14H40
SpeciesOceanic Whitetip Shark, 2.5M, Female

Recorded Attack #6

AreaSouth Sinai
LocationMiddle Garden, Sharm El-Shiekh
Date2010-12-05
Year2010
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEgypt
ActivitySnorkeling
NameRenate Seiffert
SexF
Age70
InjuryFatal
FatalY
Time12H00
SpeciesOceanic Whitetip Shark, 2.5M
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Recorded Attack #7

AreaSouth Sinai
LocationRas Nasrani, Sharm El-Sheikh
Date2010-12-01
Year2010
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEgypt
ActivitySnorkeling
NameViktor Koliy
SexM
Age46
InjuryLacerations To Right Leg
FatalN
Time10H55
SpeciesMako Shark

Recorded Attack #8

AreaSouth Sinai
LocationMarsa Alam
Date2020-12-02
Year2020
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEgypt
ActivityScuba Diving
NameFemale
SexF
Age42.0
InjuryLeft Shoulder Bitten
FatalN
TimeN/A
SpeciesOceanic Whitetip Shark
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Recorded Attack #9

AreaSouth Sinai
LocationRas Nasrani, Sharm El-Sheikh
Date2010-12-01
Year2010
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEgypt
ActivitySnorkeling
NameYevgeniy (Eugene) Trishkin
SexM
Age54
InjuryBoth Arms Severely Bitten
FatalN
Time11H00
SpeciesMako Shark

Recorded Attack #10

AreaSouth Sinai
LocationSharm El-Sheikh
Date2010-10-20
Year2010
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEgypt
ActivitySnorkeling
NameElena Rubanovich.
SexF
AgeN/A
InjuryMultiple Lacerations To Left Leg And Foot
FatalN
TimeA.M.
SpeciesN/A
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