Whale shark with Manta Trust, Project Aware, and WWF logos

Responsible Shark & Ray Tourism Guide Released

By on 3 March 2017

The guide, Responsible Shark & Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice, is a new collaborative effort from The Manta Trust, PADI’s Project Aware, and WWF. Even as shark and ray populations are facing serious threats, mostly due to overfishing, shark- and ray-interaction tourism is increasing around the world. this guide aims to help operators, NGO’s, and […]

Still taken from the Ultimate Shark diving moment video, Bahamas 2015

Watch: Ultimate Shark Diving Moment

By on 24 February 2017

I’m lucky enough to have been diving with sharks many times, but this has got to be one my favorite moments underwater ever.     I was able to film this video as a member of the dive team leading guests on weekly shark dives in the Bahamas in 2015. (The entire Bahamas is a National […]

A Caribbean reef shark emerges from the darkness.

Shark Conservation, 10 Years After Sharkwater

By on 9 February 2017

The sad news of Sharkwater director Rob Stewart’s death last week prompted me to think about his lasting impact on shark conservation worldwide, and how much work is still left to be done. “There’s no other animal on the planet that’s remained unchanged for 400 million years. There’s no other animal that could survive 5 major extinctions […]

DEMA Show 2016 – Success!

By on 21 November 2016

The show is over, but now the work begins! My first ever convention, The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Show, was a fantastic experience. It is the largest scuba diving industry trade-only event in the world, and this year’s show was held over four days in Las Vegas. Exhausting and overwhelming at times– there were hundreds […]

“Endangered White Shark Narrowly Escapes With Life”

By on 15 October 2016

In light of recent media attention to two incidents of great white sharks breaching diving cages in Guadalupe, Mexico, I figured now would be a good time to begin. First off, if you haven’t seen these pop up on your news feed yet, here is the first video, with over 9 million views in 2 days, […]