Our main research focuses on different aspects of the shark-human interaction and their influencing environmental factors, as well as the interpretation of behavioral characteristics of some of these species.
All workshops taught at the SharkSchool revolve around theoretical and “hands-on” interaction with a variety of shark species, and highlight what to look for when facing a shark, which factor(s) influence(s) the situation the most, how to interpret an encounter, and more.
We teach all over the world: Azores, Bahamas (Grand Cay, Bimini, Eleuthera, “Tigerbeach”), Colombia (Malpelo), Costa Rica (Cocos), Ecuador (Galapagos), Egypt, Fiji, Mexico (Playa del Carmen, Guadalupe, Socorro), Palau, South Africa (Protea Banks, Alival Shoals), Tahiti, Yap …
A-S is the first and only shark-human interaction concept, which enables to determine the most influencing factor(s) during an encounter with a shark, and act/react properly.
There are things that should be done or avoided when being among sharks, likewise there are ways how to interfere when someone is in trouble in the vicinity of a shark. Recommendations are only as good as the respective tests and experiments have shown to be.