Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. Learn about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations. The course may include two scuba dives or may be presented as a nondiving education program. The first dive of this distinctive specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
About the course:
The course consists of three modules, two hours each where you get to learn about :
- Shark diving : distribution of the species, sharks from tropical-tempered and cold water, underwater shark signals, how to attract sharks, what to use in water with sharks, emergency procedure, safety kit on board, differents type of shark dives.
- Shark biology : Bone and cartilage tissue, terminal and ventral mouth, teeth supplied without roots, respiration and spiracles, operculum and gill slits, swim bladder and liver, homocercal and heterocercal caudal fin, coat and skin, circulation, reproduction, the seven senses (hearing, smell, the acoustic-lateral line, sight, electrical vision, touch and taste)
- Shark classification : Syestema Naturae and Binomial Nomenclature, definition of species, systematic, identification key, similarities among sharks, recognition of the dorsal fin and caudal fin, similarities to other marine animals