Monday, July 6, 2009

New White Shark Dive Site - Official


SAN ANSELMO, Calif., July 4, 2009 – Shark Divers CEO Patric Douglas unveiled the world’s newest white shark aggregation site exclusively for film and television productions today with the release of the first ever video of these animals.

“We have code-named the site ‘Oceania,’” says Douglas. “Its exact location will be kept a closely guarded secret until the first productions have captured the complete story here”.

A limited number of production companies will be introduced to the site in 2010 (January through April), in order to maintain the location's pristine, untamed nature, as well as for the benefit of the white sharks. Typically, divers are encountering up to 10 animals a day in 100-foot visibility. The site enjoys a potential for strong conservation and research storylines. "This site offers the finest traditions of exploration, research, and adventure,” explains Douglas. “The fact that it is almost 2010 and sites like these are being discovered is a testament to how little we know of the oceans and the unlimited possibilities still open to us."

“You only discover new sites like this once every 10 years," says Douglas. "Expect to be blown away.”

“As a production company looking for the next great shark show concept, you need a professional, shark-centric company to assist with the development of your ideas," says Douglas. “This is what we do: pro-shark productions with an emphasis on shark research." For the past 8 years, Shark Divers’ parent company, Shark Diver, has been innovating and supporting ground-breaking Mexican shark research at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico with U.C Davis and CICIMAR, one of Mexico’s leading marine institutions.

About Shark Divers

As a film, television and tourism subsidiary of the commercial shark diving company Shark Diver, Shark Divers provides access to unique shark sites worldwide in a cost-effective environment with an eye towards shark production values that go light years beyond "the man on the sand with the bait crate." Shark Divers' experienced crews not only know sharks, but also have extensive experience in film, television, current research and current trends in shark productions. Shark Divers' crews are a unique group of shark researchers and underwater-film experts who can show your production company shark sites and storylines that capture the public’s imagination.

About Shark Divers’ Staff

Shark Divers CEO Patric Douglas began his 18-year career in adventure tourism escorting 21-day tours through China, Bali, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America – both on and off the water. With his experience in eco-tourism, branding, shark research, film and television, Patric Douglas brings to the company a strong vision and years of on the ground experience.

Marine Biologist Luke Tipple is Shark Divers’ Dive Safety Officer and Offshore Manager. With extensive experience diving with and filming predatory sharks including great white sharks, his knowledge of animal behavior, dive safety procedures, and film production has greatly enhanced productions for the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, Spike Network, and others.

As Shark Divers’ primary cinematographer, Richard Theiss, who has spent the past five years filming the great white sharks of Isla Guadalupe, has supplied dramatic footage ranging from sharks to spiders to the Arctic Circle for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Google Earth, the History Channel, and others. He also produced the award-winning documentary, “Island of the Great White Shark.”

For more information, visit the Shark Divers website at or contact Patric Douglas at

Shark Divers | “Changing the way the public sees white sharks…forever”

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