Join expeditions led by Charlie Fasano, SRI Regional Director-Hawaii, to catalog resident tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) of the Big Island, Hawaii. The objective is to determine tiger sharks’ annual use of the area and gather data to guide conservation efforts for this species.
DATES: May 4-11, 2022 and May 18-23, 2022
Includes tiger shark science presentations and identification methodology workshop, tiger shark photography workshop, three days on board boat (nine guided scuba dives and lunch of sandwiches, snacks, fruit, and drinks on vessel), guided tour of Pu’ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, and inclusion as a volunteer in research paper and publications. Not included: Air travel to and from Kona airport (KOA; travel and dive insurance; dive gear (except tanks and weights); meals and drinks outside of the expedition provisions; and lodging. Please note: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is offering a huge discount (~40 – 45%) to expedition participants who book all seven nights with the resort. Manta Ray and Blackwater night dives are available at an additional discounted cost. A minimum of six divers is required for each expedition.
To reserve your spot, we ask that deposits of $500 are received as soon as possible, and the remaining payment of $2,500 be paid by Feb 1, 2022. All payments are non-refundable, but If the SRI cancels the expedition due to not having six divers, then the deposits and payments will be returned in full. Here are more detailsTo learn more or to reserve your space, contact the expedition leader at Charlie@sharks.org