Shark Tourism Consultation: Overview
A dead shark is worth a few dollars to a local economy. A live shark,
many thousands of dollars and is a completely renewable resource. In the
Maldives, divers spend US$2.3 million a year on shark dives - estimated
at 100 times more than the export value of the shark meat. In the Bahamas shark tourism pumps an estimated US$70 million dollars into the local economy.
Shark Divers offers a variety of services in shark management and
natural resource consulting, specializing in local shark resource
surveys, ecologically safe animal acquisition, and permitting for small
to large safe shark tourism projects. Our on-call wildlife biologists and
shark tourism experts have experience throughout Latin America, the
Caribbean and beyond, and can provide the best shark tourism management
solutions for every situation. Shark Divers teams not only identify
current and likely shark sites, but will show you how to build and
market these sites via integrated web sites creating safe, and
sustainable shark tourism from scratch.
Shark management plans are a valuable tool for managing local shark
resources and avoiding conflict with other user groups. These plans help
set short-term objectives and long-term goals for the type of shark
diving operations you desire. Some of the information gathered for these
plans includes population estimates of all local shark species, reef use
analysis, assessment of the quality and quantity of habitat available,
habitat manipulation recommendations, feeding needs, migration and
breeding activity. These services will help you achieve government
sanction for shark tourism activities.
Non Tourism Consulting
We also consult on a variety of green shark deterrent protocols for
commercial and non-commercial applications worldwide. From cage and
underwater communications systems to embedded, non-life threatening,
shark deterrent systems designed to keep you safe from sharks in
demanding ocean conditions.