About UsWelcome to Global Shark Diving (GSD)
Global Shark Diving is an alliance of independent dive operators that provide some of the world’s finest shark diving experiences. All operators are committed to providing world class shark diving and operate within a code of conduct that is determined by their unique business, marine and safety requirements. Divers that book to dive with a particular Global Shark Diving operator must rely on the contract of that particular operator as each Global Shark Diving operator is an independent legal identity.
Our Global AllianceStrives to offer you a memorable, educative, exhilarating and above all, safe experience We pride ourselves in being industry leaders and believe that it behooves all of us to act as the caretakers of the animals we derive our sustenance from. As such, on top of providing some of the world's best Shark diving and excellent service, we have all committed ourselves to our three guiding principles, namely
- Your safety is our primary concern. We have developed shark diving protocols aimed at maximizing your enjoyment whilst closely managing the potential risks. Sharks are fascinating and majestic animals, and diving with them is a privilege and immensely rewarding. However, sharks are wild and potentially dangerous animals that need to be treated with caution and respect. Our protocols differ depending on locations, species and individual situations - but they follow basic guidelines whenever possible. We enable safe, close-up shark encounters but we will not allow unsupervised and fully interactive experiences with the larger and most dangerous species. Other common aspects include exhaustive shark dive briefings, minimum standards for dive experience and dive gear, along with highly trained staff and infrastructure in order to deal with any emergencies.
- We are dedicated to Shark Conservation. Many sharks are among the most threatened marine fauna, and each of us is actively invested in working towards their protection. To that effect, we advocate shark conservation with local governments and globally, are involved in the set-up and management of Marine Protected Areas, support marine protection NGOs and projects, run shark awareness and conservation courses with our guests, and assist local authorities with monitoring and enforcement.
- We support and facilitate Shark Research. Shark research is essential for ensuring their survival, and we are committed to collaborating with the world’s preeminent shark researchers. We collect vital data, regularly reserve space for researchers on our vessels and donate to worthwhile research projects.