2019 Dates: May 19-26, Oct 3-10, Nov 23-30
August 17-24 (Ross University trip, but all are welcome!),
Join Dr. Erich Ritter (experimental shark behaviorist and avid conservationist) and his organization, SharkSchool, for a week long class that teaches divers, snorkelers, rescue swimmers, and others how to interact with sharks, what to look for when entering the water, and most importantly, how to feel safe among sharks. SharkSchool’s main purpose is to bring humans closer to sharks, focusing on how to interact with these animals while emphasizing their crucial position and importance in the marine realm. (http://www.sharkschool.org/about.html)
Dr. Erich Ritter is the head of the SharkSchool, an organization
Challenge yourself by encountering these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat, knowing that sharks are top marine predators and physically far superior to humans. Once you have learned to interpret shark behavior, you’ll put your own fear / anxiety aside and be comfortable with sharks. In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy the entire encounter and to act accordingly and to respond on the basis of scientific knowledge learned, rather than on the basis of presumptions and fear. In this way, your shark encounters are pleasant, incredibly fascinating and safe.
*Ross University students will have the opportunity for additional education tours around the island!
Shark School Package and Costs
The Shark School package includes:
Seven (7) nights at Cape Eleuthera Resort, four (4) person occupancy per condo
Group breakfast and dinner at the Bull Dolphin restaurant at Cape Eleuthera
Five (5) days of lecture with a copy of Dr. Ritter’s book, “Shark-Human Interaction”
Five (5) days of one (1) tank dive with the sharks, followed by in the water interaction with the sharks at shark beach.
Rental car for each four (4) divers for seven (7) days, gas is the guest responsibility, pick up and return at Governor’s Harbour Airport.
Daily gear storage, fresh water rinse and set up at Ocean Fox Cotton Bay dive shop.
Cost for the one week stay and shark school is $2571. Deposit of $600 required, no refunds within 30 days of the school.