Yap Divers 4 Sharks
October 12th to 26th, 2019
Divers 4 Sharks Event
Special dives • presenting shark activist • daily shark conservation workshops • evening media presentations • photo contest • eco-tours • beach party • traditional village dance
Join us for two weeks learning about international shark conservation, while diving Yap. We have shark ecology presentations, photography workshops and an image contest – combined with all of our best dives and eco-tours, including a shark photo shoot during sunset at Vertigo.
We are working with Divers 4 Sharks and the Shark Angels on shark conservation and awareness among scuba divers, as well as local students via online education as part of this program.
Shark Ecology Presentations
Participants can attend daily workshop presentations, run exclusive dive plans, have meet and greet at Happy Hour with the presenters and hosts as well as watch media presentations at the Crow’s Nest bar by your event host, Paulo Guilherme, co-founder of Divers 4 Sharks.
We will be looking for all of Yap’s sharks in the water with dive plans that provide the best opportunities to encounter several species.
Attend a photography workshop and submit 2 images at the end of your trip to be judged in a photo contest with sponsor prizes.
See the best of Yap with eco-tours, a private beach bbq and a traditional village dance.
Vertigo with bait & M’il channel/ridge: “Meet our resident reef sharks”
Guaranteed interaction with at least three species of reef sharks. Interact with Grey reef and Black tip reef sharks at Vertigo (photographer’s favorite), then drift M’il channel to observe white tip reef shark’s daytime behavior with schools of Jacks and Snapper.
Yap Caverns & Eagle’s Nest
Outer reef shark encounters. Most commonly found on the outer reef are Grey reef sharks and white tip reef sharks with infrequent encounters that include nurse sharks, silky sharks, tiger sharks, silvertips, hammer heads, leopard and (once) a whale shark. Visit a known shark cleaning station at Yap Caverns for possible behavior interactions.
Yap Corner and Vertigo until dusk
Guaranteed Grey reef and Black tip reef shark encounters in the afternoon just before sunset. Observe behavior changes as the sharks become more active at the end of the day. Stay and shoot sunset shark splits for the photography contest.
Magic Kingdom and Big Bend
Rare pelagic encounters that include Tiger and Silvertip sharks happen where the walls drop the deepest. Drift dive over a diverse hard coral forest with reef sharks, schools of fish, turtles, cleaning stations and chance encounters of larger pelagic sharks.
Gilman and Lionfish walls afford divers the opportunity to see most of Yap’s shark and fish life. See reef sharks, turtles, pelagic fish and schools of fish with seasonal groups of juvenile Grey reef sharks.
Welcome meeting, photography contest overview and presentation: The global situation of sharks.
Yap sharks: ecology of reef sharks (species, environment, habits, diving)
Diving with sharks around the world: a look at the development of shark diving and where to see different species
Saving the sharks from extinction: measures for conservation of species and environments, importance of diving and ecotourism, etc.
- Hotel Room
- Daily 2-tank dive
- Wake-up service
- Photo Contest Entry
- Island tour
- Traditional dance
- Private Beach BBQ
- Snorkel / kayak a shark nursery
- Airport Transfers & Taxes
4, 7, 10 and 14 night packages
• 4 night / 6 dives from: $1,039
• 7 night / 10 dives from: $1,709
• 10 night / 16 dives from: $2,399
• 14 night / 22 dives from: $3,239
Combination 10% discount when booking BOTH Marine Biology Weeks and Yap Divers 4 Sharks (1 week minimum) packages.
Drop us a line and we can send more information on this special event.