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!
our 2007 Fiji trip report for more sharky
June is a busy month for us here at Shark Central.
We will be exhibiting at the annual Scuba Show in
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
the 2007 White Shark Season! It is going to be
incredible this year!
|Check Out The New
Shark Diving International
Dive Team Apparel
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
in navy blue and packed in very cool shark shaped
packages which are very fun and perfect for gifts!
(sizes are adult S, M, L, XL, XXL)
|SEND US YOUR FAVORITE SHARK PHOTOS AND WIN!
With our new site we have a photo gallery
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!
print our new 2007/2008 Catalog.
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
future cover shot you will win!
|Come see us or listen to us on Scuba Radio
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
Kat Fisher and Terry Goss
Fiji Trip Report
Bula, and vinaka, Fiji!
successful trip is in the
books. The latest Fiji adventure delivered
unprecedented shark interaction and unlimited good
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
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
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
Thank you Shark Diving
producing a safe and memorable trip.
can't wait for
the next one! Happy sharking!
Photos By Kat Fisher