Wading is truely safe in Guadeloupe as there is no sharks on the flats except sometimes at night and they are very small from 1 to 5 lb. I never encounter one while wading at any hours since I guide in Guadeloupe. Only place you could encounter small sharks are few flats in the grand marin cove a place where we need the flats boat to get there.
Yesterday I gone in Marin Cove to check if there was some early migrating poon, but only found the baby. It's a bit too early...so I moved to a flat for bonefish but I stopped before to a small islet to lunch and as I enchored the flat boat, they were six/seven black tip shark cruising around. So I rigged a muddler with a rabbit strip tail on a 40 lb fluoro shock tippet and cast at them. It was really fun. I hooked 5/6 shark and land two as the other slice the tippet after a brief but strong and very jumpy battle.