Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tiger Beach Expeditions 2011 - New Fall Dates

With the surprising interest in our spring 2011 expedition dates to Tiger Beach this year aboard the M/V Kate we have decided to offer even more.

Announcing our fall 2011 line up with Tigers in the Bahamas. Departures are from Freeport and the maximum number of divers will remain at just six, which means extra days diving, and ultimate expedition flexibility:

September 24-01

October 3-10
October 13-20
October 22-29

November 01-08

Join us this season. If you thought spring Tiger sharks were fun wait until you meet "The Big Ladies of the Fall".

Shark Diver Tiger Beach information here.

Image Wolfgang Leander - who else could have made this shot?

Marine biodiversity, sharks and tourism – which is the aggressor?

Press Release ITB Berlin March 2011

Adventure tours and eco-tourism are among the fastest growing markets in the tourism sector, a trend accurately mirrored by events at ITB Berlin this spring.

In the Trends & Events Hall a total of 123 tour operators, tourism boards and organisations representing 31 countries are presenting their latest Adventure Eco, Youth Travel and Economy Accommodation products, with information on expeditions, diving holidays and nature tours, as well as sustainable tourism. Numerous international exhibitors can be found in the Adventure Eco section in particular, among them Tourism for Peace Jenin & Gilboa, a tourism project from Israel and the Palestinian territories.

On 11 March, for the first time at the world’s leading travel trade show, a Shark Day organised by SHARKPROJECT will be taking place at ITB Berlin 2011, sponsored by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. According to a survey by the North Atlantic Dalhousie University in Halifax, over the past six years the number of deep sea sharks has fallen by 80 per cent. At a podium discussion representatives of international tourism organisations as well as the celebrity figure and actor Hannes Jaenicke, who for years has been championing wildlife conservation, will discuss ”Marine biodiversity, sharks and tourism – which is the aggressor?“

Next weekend at ITB, visitors will also be able to see the MS Haitanic exhibition and the film entitled “Hannes Jaenicke im Einsatz für Haie“.

Mobbing a Whale Shark - For the Right Reasons

After a whale shark (Rhincodon typus) beached itself at Nayarit, Mexico, last month locals got together and tried for several hours to free it.

There's no news on the final outcome, but we like to see folks helping sharks when they can, great video:

White Shark Photography - Just the Best Please

As a commercial shark diving company we have been very fortunate to work with some of the most gracious underwater photographers in the business.

Some of them are not "industry names" but the work they do is nothing short of stunning.

One of these is Juanmi Alemany from Spain and you may have seen his work with white sharks here on this blog and on our website.

Juanmi went from shark photographer to shark conservationists with a public gallery exhibit in Spain of his work attempting to demystify the white shark for the general public by taking them several thousand miles away to a small island off the coast of Mexico for some quality time with Carcharodon carcharias.

For more on his work please visit him here.