Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. Learn about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations. The course may include two scuba dives or may be presented as a nondiving education program. The first dive of this distinctive specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
This course is specifically geared towards the Sandtiger shark which we have in abundance in North Carolina. The course materials are available for review and download prior. Please give us a call for info.
Identify potential surface hazards to sharks in the dive location
Identify potential underwater hazards to sharks
Demonstrate appropriate and responsible diving practices and behaviors to minimize negative environmental effects
Identify counts, species, and distinguishing features of all species
Proper buoyancy and behavior of divers in relationship to animals
Estimated classroom time: 3 hours
Required training dives: 2
Included: Instruction, course materials and certification fees