Post Tagged with: "shark conservation"

Craig O’Connell: From Fear of Sharks to Shark Week Host

Craig O’Connell: From Fear of Sharks to Shark Week Host

13 October, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Scientist and Shark Week host Dr. Craig O’Connell was once afraid of sharks. But after facing his fears, he was inspired to learn more and educate the world about the true nature of this misunderstood animal. “When I was younger, I thought diving with sharks would be a death sentence,” […]

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Shark Attack Survivor and Shark Advocate Mike Coots

Shark Attack Survivor and Shark Advocate Mike Coots

24 July, 2017 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

When Mike Coots was 18, he was attacked by a tiger shark while bodyboarding off the coast of Kauai. He lost most of his right leg, and nearly lost his life. An average person might decide to avoid the ocean, and renounce all sharks as bloodthirsty man-eaters, but Mike Coots […]

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For PADI, Every Week is Shark Week

For PADI, Every Week is Shark Week

24 July, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

This week marks the 29th season of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, appearing in more than 220 countries and territories around the world – a clear sign that it’s the perfect opportunity for PADI® to rally public support for shark conservation. Although the media (and most certainly Shark Week) have played […]

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Tiburón Toro: Mexico’s Diamond in the Rough

Tiburón Toro: Mexico’s Diamond in the Rough

23 July, 2017 at 11:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Guest post by Dr Erika Sullivan All photos supplied by Phantom Divers and Dr. Erika Sullivan Mexico, Sí! A country revered by North Americans for escaping cold winters, historians for exploring Mayan ruins, party-goers for its tequila, and water enthusiasts for its pristine oceans. This past November I was fortunate […]

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Shark Conservationist Jillian Morris Joins Team of PADI AmbassaDivers

Shark Conservationist Jillian Morris Joins Team of PADI AmbassaDivers

26 May, 2017 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

“Our whole lives we are taught to fear them because they are monsters, but in reality, they are fascinating creatures which are a critical part of keeping oceans healthy.” Shark conservationist Jillian Morris has dedicated her life and career to these often misunderstood creatures of the deep. Her passion to […]

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Cristina Zenato Talks Women in Diving, Shark Conservation, and Cave Diving in Australia

Cristina Zenato Talks Women in Diving, Shark Conservation, and Cave Diving in Australia

12 May, 2017 at 5:01 am Comments are Disabled

“My mission is to show anybody that each person counts and that each and every one of us can make a difference through our daily actions.” PADI AmbassaDiver, Cristina Zenato, proves this mission time and time again with ceaseless effort. From being invited to speak and promote shark conservation around the world, […]

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