INTERACTIVE SHARK DIVING AND EDUCATION

Certified shark guide

Shark feeding dives keep gaining momentum, so do accidents of facilitating operators and participants on these dives. Most incidents could be avoided but most often neither operators nor participants are capable of identifying a tricky situation or a scenario that starts to get out of hand. To eliminate this shortcoming of operators and their staff, SharkSchool™ developed a course to teach guides how to work with sharks on a professional level, either as a dive guide taking guests closer to sharks or as part of a shark attracting operation.

The core of this course revolves around all essential aspects of shark attracting with scent trails, e.g., how to predict a critical or dangerous situation, which species should be fed in what manner if at all, how to interfere & intercept a differently behaving shark, what every dive guest needs to know prior to a dive, how to treat wounds and others. 

Day 1 (Commercial shark diving)

Lecture 1: Overview of commercial shark diving
Lecture 2: Feeding techniques
Lecture 3: Responsibility of a shark dive guide
Exercises: Preparation / evaluation of individual shark diving tasks
Dive: Shark attracting with scent trail / non-chumming dives with sharks

Day 2 (Responsibility)

Lecture 4: Preparation of a shark dive
Lecture 5: What to look for during a shark dive
Lecture 6: Monitoring daily behaviors of sharks
Exercises: Preparation / evaluation of individual shark diving tasks
Dive: Shark attracting with scent trail / non-chumming dives with sharks

Day 3 (Behavior)

Lecture 7: Common errors about sharks
Lecture 8: Behaviors to know
Lecture 9: Species to know
Exercises: Preparation / evaluation of individual shark diving tasks
Dive: Shark attracting with scent trail / non-chumming dives with sharks

Day 4 (Accidents)

Lecture 10: History of shark accidents
Lecture 11: Evaluation & analysis of a shark accident
Lecture 12: Typical bites & causes
Exercises: Preparation / evaluation of individual shark diving tasks
Dive: Shark attracting with scent trail / non-chumming dives with sharks

Day 5 (Rescue)

Lecture 13: Rescue procedures
Lecture 14: First aid
Lecture 15: Accident scenarios
Dive: Shark attracting with scent trail / non-chumming dives with sharks

Day 6 (Shark diving without food)

Lecture 16: Behavior of common species I
Lecture 17: Behavior of common species II
Lecture 18: Behavior of common species III
Lecture 19: Course summary

Day 7: TEST

Dive: Shark attracting with scent trail / non-chumming dives with sharks