It looked like another beautiful drift dive at Pablo´s Place, until an unexpected sighting happened… a Hammerhead Shark!!! It was at 40 feet, I came towards me, maybe 20 feet far from where I was, I thought of pulling my camera right away but when I did he turned and left, still I am very pleased, cause is my second time face to face encounter (literally) with this magnificent creature.
Hammerhead sharks are consummate predators that use their oddly shaped heads to improve their ability to find prey. Their wide-set eyes give them a better visual range than most other sharks.
The great hammerhead is the largest of the nine identified species of this shark. It can grow up to 20 feet (6 meters) in length and weigh up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg), although smaller sizes are more common.
Found in temperate and tropical waters worldwide, far offshore and near shorelines, hammerheads are often seen in mass summer migrations seeking cooler water. They are gray-brown to olive-green on top with off-white undersides, and they have heavily serrated, triangular teeth. Their extra-tall, pointed dorsal fins are easily identifiable.