Shark Guardian is a non-profit organization founded by Brendon Sing, an experienced scuba diving instructor trainer with a great passion for sharks. Brendon has for over 12 years been focusing on shark conservation, education, supporting shark conservation efforts and leading scuba dives for shark encounters. The Shark Guardian presentation was created by Brendon to be used as an inspiring, fun and visually stimulating slide show to be viewed by dive centers, resorts, international schools, diving enthusiasts and the general public
Shark Guardian was invited to the National Environment Conference in Brunei as an honored guest, speaker and to take part in an open forum discussion on marine biodiversity and shark conservation. Shark Guardian was aiming to encourage government ministers, present at the conference to develop and initiate shark sanctuaries in Brunei following the "Eco Tourism" example of other nations such as Palau, Hawaii and Maldives.
When PADI Course Directors, Darren McNamara and Katy Bloor, returned from a trip to Malaysia where they were astonished by the number of plastic bags floating around, they decided to raise awareness of the threats that plastic bags pose to marine wildlife. Back in the UK, they set up a challenge for members of their dive school Sub-Mission and asked them to go “Plastic Bag Free” for a week.
Shark populations over the last 50 years have decreased dramatically. From habitat degradation to overfishing and finning, human activities have affected their populations and made certain species all but disappear.
Each immersion in balkysub we want to protect and take care for the ocean, so when we organize diving trips to the Maldives we feature programs conducted environmental conservation, such as Whale Shark Operator, as part of the specialty AWARE Whale Shark Project. We will meet with whale sharks, so we will take pictures and report data. Join us!!
Blue Guru will be running its Whale Shark Program for the 3rd season in 2012.
In 2010, participants spotted a Whale Shark never before recorded in either Project Aware's Whale Shark Program database (run by Shark Trust) or Ecocean's photo library. By submitting data & photos, we can now track where this whale shark is seen as it migrates through the Andaman Sea and potentially around the world. Will it return to Richelieu Rock again?