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June 2007

GREETINGS SHARK FANS!

We have just returned from our Shark Diving in Paradise tour in beautiful Fiji. All of our Shark Fans had an fantastic time. We had excellent weather, great diving conditions and plenty of sharks!
Please read our 2007 Fiji trip report for more sharky details.

June is a busy month for us here at Shark Central. We will be exhibiting at the annual Scuba Show in Long Beach CA. June 2-3. Then we will be gearing up for our Cocos shark tagging expedition in early July. This is our busy booking period as our trips really begin to fill up quickly. We average 150 phone calls a day during June and July. So if you call and get our voice mail please leave a message and we will return your call ASAP or just keep trying. You do not want to miss out on the 2007 White Shark Season! It is going to be incredible this year!
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Fiji Trip Report
May 2007
Check Out The New
Shark Diving International
Dive Team Apparel
SEND US YOUR FAVORITE SHARK PHOTOS AND WIN! Come see us or listen to us on Scuba Radio More Great Images From Fiji
by Shark Fan Terry Goss

Check Out The New
Shark Diving International
Dive Team Apparel
SHARK PACKAGE

We have just received our new Shark Diving International logo apparel.
Our logo which was designed by our good friend Guy Harvey is now available to order. You may order over the phone and we will ship directly to you or where ever you like. The Guy Harvey Logo shirts are all in navy blue and packed in very cool shark shaped packages which are very fun and perfect for gifts!

$25.00 includes shipping
(sizes are adult S, M, L, XL, XXL)


SEND US YOUR FAVORITE SHARK PHOTOS AND WIN!
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With our new site we have a photo gallery from each of our 8 destinations.

We want to fill the Galleries up with photos from all of our clients that have traveled with us in the past. If you have any photos you would like to share with all of the Shark Fans out there please send us a few of your favorites!
We also are preparing to print our new 2007/2008 Catalog.

If you send us a great image we may select your image to be placed in the destination page from where your photo was taken. If it a really great shot and I know that there are quite a few out there, we may even select your image.


If your image is selected for our future cover shot you will win!

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Come meet us, we will be at the SCUBA Show held at the Long Beach Convention Center on June 2nd & 3rd. BOOTH #210/212
Come and check out our x-large exhibit. We will have our one of a kind "Submersible Cage" that we use at all of our Guadalupe Island trips. Come get inside the cage and imagine the sharks circling above, below and all around you. Our team will be on hand to answer all your questions making this a perfect opportunity to come and meet us in person. If you cannot meet us in person, listen to us on Scuba Radio, the world's first radio show devoted to diving. We will be talking about sharks and our expeditions to see these amazing animals. Listen live over the internet, on Sirius channel #122 or subscribe to the podcast!


More Great Images From Fiji
by Shark Fan Terry Goss
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Vinaka Nakalevu,
Kat Fisher and Terry Goss


Fiji Trip Report
May 2007
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Bula, and vinaka, Fiji!
Another successful trip is in the books. The latest Fiji adventure delivered unprecedented shark interaction and unlimited good times. The moment we arrived we were welcomed by the kind and gracious Fijian staff of the Beqa Lagoon Resort. We were briefed on logistical matters and directed to our comfortable bures. We had been informed that there would be a special Firewalking ceremony that evening because a film crew from Australia was there to capture activities at the resort for a feature on an upcoming episode. It was an extraordinary and impressive ceremony.

The next day we suited up for a reef dive. The Fijian reefs are world-renowned for their exquisite soft coral. While scenic and the perfect warm-up dive, we were all itching to see some big critters.

The following day, we met up with Rusi and Manassa, the talented shark feeders from Beqa Adventure Divers (the "BAD boys"), at the Shark Reef Marine Reserve. On the first dive, we were immediately met by several bull sharks, and then Princess, a tiger shark, blessed us with her presence. This 12-foot beauty is known to be feisty (often described as a "wrecking ball"), but she was fairly well-behaved with us. A few divers received some extra love from her, which both delighted and slightly intimidated them. She is, indeed, wondrous. We were honored that she spent the first two shark dives with us.

This trip also marked the glorious return of Scarface and we were lucky enough to have two days with her. She hadn't been seen since December 2006 when she went on "maternity leave." Where Princess is the tomboy tiger, Scarface is the lady. Her sheer size and grace draw all eyes to her whenever she is on the scene.

What a vision!
She has a completely different aura that can be felt from miles away as we witnessed on the last shark dive. The first part of the dive was eerily quiet, but we all sensed something big was on the way. One lowly nurse shark, accompanied by his damsel, wrasse and trevally friends hung with us. After no bull or tiger appearances, we ascended to the shallow reef to watch the speedy, sleek white and blacktips cruise around. Slightly disappointed, but ever hopeful we continued on to the boat. As we climbed onboard we heard the news that Scarface a 16 foot Tiger shark had just been sighted. I cannot tell you how agonizing that surface interval was. We eagerly counted down the brutally long 60 minutes until we could join her. Finally we got back in the water. As we situated ourselves along the wall, Scarface materialized from the depths.

And, boy did she and Rusi serve up a grand finale. For the first time in Rusi's remarkable career he fed Scarface with his mouth 4 times! It was incredible for us to watch, and thrilling for him to experience. We couldn't have scripted a better ending.

From the exceptional hospitality of the Fijian people to the exhilarating encounters with the creatures we so love, Fiji is a gift to shark divers. As usual it was a real joy to be surrounded by others who share the shark passion.
Thank you Shark Diving International for producing a safe and memorable trip.
I can't wait for the next one! Happy sharking!

Heidi Coluzzi
NYC

Photos By Kat Fisher

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