The Current State of Shark Dive Tourism: The Good, The Bad and the Future

  • Room: S231
Saturday, November 19, 2016: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
75 Minutes


Rick MacPherson
Principal and Founder
Sustainable Shark Diving


The shark dive tourism niche is big business within the diving community, and there is no sign of the trend slowing down for this rapidly growing segment of adventure tourism. New shark dive operations appear each year, yet until recently, no standardized best practices nor system for evaluating business performance had emerged. Get an overview of global shark tourism and the launch of new tools to assist shark dive businesses in achieving safer, more sustainable operations.


• Understand the breadth, diversity and growth potential of shark/ray tourism globally
• Understand what divers are looking for in a shark dive experience
• Access the most current best practices for operators interested in offering shark dive tours
• Become familiar with, the world's first "TripAdvisor" for shark diving

Who Can Attend

Open to All