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Round up of 2017

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

The second half of 2017 kicked off with Shark Guardians’ second annual Sardine run in South Africa. Shark Guardian Directors Brendon and Liz visited schools in the Johannesburg and Durban areas then took a group of avid scuba divers in to the wild waters of South Africa. Aliwal Shoal was the start where the group saw numerous sand tiger (Raggies) sharks, black tips and many other marine species, before heading south to the Sardine run. This year was a most memorable experience with huge bait ball action, bringing in dolphins whales and sharks. Be sure to contact Shark Guardian if you are interested in joining the 2018 adventure.


In August Director Brendon Sing visited Koh Tao on the east coast of Thailand to join Shark Guardian Dive Center Big Blue Dive Centers annual ‘Swim4Sharks’ event. This Shark Guardian dive center joined forces with Shark Guardian Dive Center Master Divers this year for a ‘shark week’ where Brendon and volunteers led quizzes, fun days and presentation nights. This event gets bigger every year and is awesome to raise the profile of sharks as well as supporting Shark Guardian and Sea Shepherd.

Educational events on Koh Phangan and in Ao Nang, both Thailand, also kept the Shark Guardian directors busy in August.

In September, Brendon Sing attended the ADEX dive show in Shenzhen, China. This was the first time Shark Guardian has featured at any event in China and was a valuable experience to share education and information, as well as making contacts for future educational events.

October was a busy month for Shark Guardian! Kicking off the official start to the Thailand scuba diving season at Auaqmaster in Phuket, the Directors were on hand to share important information about citizen science research projects to the community. Shark Guardian Dive Center Sea Bees Diving was also given an update. Brendon then spent a few days in Bangkok visiting two International schools and educating close to 2000 students about sharks, conservation and marine life.