After spending thousands upon thousands of hours underwater, there are those unique interactions that stand out and help us regain some perspective of our life, and all life, on this Blue Planet.
There is perhaps nothing more special than a one on one interaction with a shark, as they are unquestionably our match here on Earth. Just as we humans are the top down predator on land, sharks manage the undersea world. However, as humans become more and more intertwined with the sea, our ecological balance with sharks is in danger, thus we are in danger [and possibly becoming endangered!].
Ocean Opportunity Inc. has a warm place in its heart for sharks, particularly local populations off the coast of Rhode Island, where summertime brings warm Gulf Stream water, and with it transient populations of blue and mako sharks. This summertime event lends itself incredibly well to shark diving excursions, and introducing people to these magnificent creatures.
We do our best to coordinate an annual shark diving event, in cooperation with Snappa Charters, that brings underserved groups the opportunity to experience sharks face to face – meeting our match, and inspiring people to find a new appreciation of our [human] role here on Earth. We have worked with school groups, educators, scientists, and film crews to bring this experience to everyone.
Stay tuned in to our newsletter for schedules and future opportunities to participate.