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SPOT A SHARK USA PHOTOGRAPHY Help with Sand Tiger Shark research

The Spot A Shark USA Photography Course with OLYMPUS DIVE CENTER

    Spot A Shark USA

Sand Tiger Sharks (Carcharias taurus) are a common sight on the wrecks of North Carolina.  Although commonly seen in large numbers off the coast of North Carolina, the Sand Tiger Shark is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

The Fun Part

This course teaches divers about the Sand Tiger Shark and how we as divers can help Sand Tiger Shark research along the Atlantic coast.

What You Learn

  • The Physical Attributes of the Sand Tiger Shark
  • Sand Tiger Shark Distribution and Range
  • Sand Tiger Shark Reproduction
  • Conservation Status of Sand Tiger Sharks
  • Proper Photo Techniques for submitting photos to Spot A Shark USA website
  • What information needs to be collected
  • Uploading Photos to Spot A Shark USA website


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) with a minimum of 25 logged dives.
  • PADI Deep Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) OR logged experience of dives deeper than 100 feet.
  • A PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old
  • Experienced with offshore dives on North Carolina's deeper shipwrecks

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your dive computer, Spot A Shark slate, U/W imaging system, and other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

The course materials are available for review and download at



Your course price includes

  • Instruction, slate, and materials
  • Certification Fees

Price: $265/person

  • Class size is limited to 4 students
  • Weekend or weekday scheduling formats, year-around

  *Students must provide their own personal items including mask, fins, snorkel, booties, gloves, regulator, BCD, and tanks. We have rentals available for the regulator, BCD, dive computer, wetsuit, and tanks.

  **Students must provide their own UW camera system and memory card.  We have UW camera systems for rent.

*Boat dives are required for an additional fee. If you book this course On-line you will be contacted by our staff to reserve the appropriate dive trip(s).


For more information or to schedule our Spot A Shark Photography Distinctive Specialty Diver class, please contact Olympus Dive Center at (252)726-9432.

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