Shark Guardian Dive Center

SHARK GUARDIAN DIVE CENTER

Oceans 5 Dive Resort – Gili Islands, Indonesia

The Shark Guardian Dive Center is a unique recognition only awarded to dive centers who play an active role in shark and marine conservation. Shark Guardian Dive Centers are partners of the Shark Guardian Uk Charity and are included in an extensive network of dive operations around the world. Shark Guardian Dive Centers specifically support Shark Guardian educational programs, conservation campaigns, research projects and expeditions worldwide. Only a limited number of dive centers in one particular area can be registered as a Shark Guardian Dive Center which is why we choose the dive centers that are fully committed and very active in conservation. 

We currently have Shark Guardian Dive Centers registered in:

Thailand | Indonesia | Philippines | Hong Kong | East Timor | China | Spain | The Netherlands | Dubai | Mozambique | South Africa

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How does our partnership benefit your Dive Shop?

  • Reputation: The Shark Guardian Dive Center recognition will increase your reputation as a business that is actively involved in conservation projects. 
  • Expeditions: Shark Guardian regularly run educational research dive expeditions in various locations around the world. When we organize these expeditions they are only done so through Shark Guardian Dive Centers.
  • Respect: Your dive customers and students will highly respect your involvement and activities with Shark Guardian. This is supported by evidence from customer feedback to dive centers directly or through the dive shops Trip Adviser page!
  • Generate Business: There is a strong possibility your business and customer base will increase as a Shark Guardian Dive Center. Your dive center will have a weblink from the Shark Guardian website promoting your dive shop and services as one of our partners. For examples use the location links above to search for other registered Shark Guardian Dive Centers.
  • Promotion: Receive public recognition and promotion from Shark Guardian applauding your efforts for shark and marine conservation projects you are involved with. This will be done during Shark Guardian presentations and social media. 
  • Stay Up to Date: Receive regular updates on worldwide events, campaigns, petitions and other Shark Guardian projects and activities for cross promotion and participation.
  • Shark Guardian Dive Leaders: Each Shark Guardian Dive Center has an appointed Shark Guardian Dive Leader who is responsible for overseeing and managing the citizen science and research projects, using the Shark Guardian flip chart for your diving guests and students and organizing events. Please see our Shark Guardian Dive Leader Page for more information and full duties regarding this position. 

What are your responsibilities?

To get the most out of your Shark Guardian Dive Center recognition, we ask that dive centers please abide by their responsibilities listed here. For more detailed information for the points mentioned, you can download the Shark Guardian Dive Center Code of Conduct & Responsibilities

1. Follow and implement the Shark Guardian Dive Center Code of Conduct for safety and care for the environment  

2. Appointment of a Shark Guardian Dive Leader

3. Actively participate in our research and citizen science projects:

  • eShark & eOceans (International)
  • Spot the Leopard Shark Project (in locations where these sharks are seen)
  • Whale Shark Project (in locations where these sharks are seen)

4. Have regular communication and promotion with Shark Guardian

5. Attend and help organize educational presentations and events (when possible)

6. Dedicate an area in the dive shop for a Shark Guardian educational and merchandise retail display (when possible)

All funds raised by fundraising events and the sales of Shark Guardian merchandise supports Shark Guardian educational programs, conservation campaigns and research projects worldwide. As a Shark Guardian Dive Center you play a key role for supporting Shark Guardian and our Projects!

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to implement, participate and agree with the Shark Guardian Dive Center Code of Conduct & Responsibilities will result in a cancellation of your membership and benefits with Shark Guardian. 

eOceans LogoSpot the Leopard Shark Logo

Minimum donation for registration

When you register as a Shark Guardian Dive Center we want to make sure that you have the necessary educational and promotional materials to use and display in your dive shop. Your donation to register will help cover the costs for these materials. Additionally we ask for a yearly donation to continue supplying you with some these materials. Upon registration you will receive the Shark Guardian Dive Center Starter Pack. This pack includes the following items:

  • Research and Citizen Science posters for ongoing projects your dive center participates in with Shark Guardian
  • Educational posters about sharks and conservation for your shop or classroom display
  • Shark Guardian Flip Chart for dive and/or snorkel briefings with guests
  • Shark Guardian Flag
  • Shark Guardian information leaflets and stickers
  • Shark Guardian Dive Center recognition sticker

Minimum donation for new registering dive centers = GBP 7.50 per month or GBP 90.00 for the first year 

Minimum yearly donation for continued membership and support

The yearly donations will ensure that we are able to re-stock you with Shark Guardian educational and promotion materials twice a year. This will include the following materials:

  • New Research and Citizen Science posters for ongoing projects your dive center participates in with Shark Guardian
  • Shark Guardian information leaflets and stickers
  • Shark Guardian Dive Center recognition sticker for the new year

Minimum yearly donation for Shark Guardian Dive Centers = GBP 5.00 per month or GBP 60.00 for the new year

PLEASE NOTE: Dive Centers that join after the 01st December of the current year don’t have to donate again until the the end of the following year.

Sea Bees Phuket, Thailand

Sea Bees Phuket, Thailand

What else is the registration and yearly donations used for?

Materials: The donations will indeed help us supply you with the above mentioned Shark Guardian materials. These materials will help promote your partnership with Shark Guardian as well as build respect with your customers. The materials are also intended to help educate anyone interested about sharks and conservation – our ultimate goal!

Projects: The posters you will receive include guidelines and instructions on how to participate in our citizen Science and research projects. From taking the perfect ID photographs of Whale Sharks, Leopard Sharks and Manta Rays to instructions and guidelines for recording information to eOceans and eShark. This is conservation in action and what your customers will respect.

Education and school visits: Raising awareness and education about sharks and marine conservation is the ultimate goal. The materials combined with the projects is an awesome way to accomplish this. Additionally Shark Guardian uses donations to run educational presentations and workshops in local and international schools worldwide. Each year Shark Guardian presents to over 20,000 children in schools about sharks, their importance and how to get involved with conservation.

Shark Guardian Student Ambassador Training: Shark Guardian is in the process of training students in schools in various countries to become Shark Guardian Ambassadors. They are trained to give their own presentations, organize events, project planning and inspiring others to do the same. Donations from Shark Guardian Dive Centers help to support this project.

Need more information?

Start the process of your Shark Guardian Dive Center Registration by filling in the Online Shark Guardian Dive Center Registration Form. Once you have completed this form we will contact you with further information to complete your listing and process your donation. The minimum donation can be made with either PayPal or by Bank Transfer depending on what you prefer. We will send you the relevant information to process your donation by email. 

If you would like more information before making a decision please send an email to info@sharkguardian.org 

If you prefer to speak with us directly first, please email us your phone number or Skype name and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. 

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