Survey the biology, behavior, and ecological and social importance of these formidable creatures up-close and personal in their natural habitat.
Observe and study sharks first-hand on dives in a controlled underwater environment at the renowned Shark Reef Marine Reserve (SRMR). Conduct research projects on their behavior, analyze conservation efforts and come up with a few ideas of your own, as many species are in danger of extinction and in need of protection. Discover the similarities and differences among different shark species in lessons, then dive down and witness these different sharks in action. There is even time for a cultural visit in a Fijian village, where stories of an ancient protective Shark God are shared. Return from this trip having collected vital data and engaged in meaningful cultural exchanges.
“Pictures, videos and words can’t even come close to what you actually see and feel like when in the water with the sharks.” — Patrick Goebel, Independence, OH
- Earn 3 college marine science credits
- Study shark physiology, habitats, conservation and myths
- Scuba dive with sharks while collecting data for your own research project
- Learn about the cultural and historical connection between sharks and Fijian culture
- Cultural immersion in traditional Fijian villages
- Journey down the whitewater of the Luva River in inflatable kayaks
- PADI Open Water
- Minimum 18 years old
- High school graduate
- High school or college biology
- Minimum GPA: 2.50
- Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago