Educating others about shark conservation is the best feeling in the world
As much as I enjoyed my time in the ocean appreciating and sharing the beauty of these magnificent creatures, the education component of the course was incredibly rewarding as well. It was imperative to make sure the guests understood the importance of sharks and the challenges they face. After the session in the ocean, I gave lectures on shark biology, physiology, and conservation issues.
For me, educating people who had no idea about shark conservation was so fulfilling not only as a diver, but especially as a Shark Warrior. This opportunity would not have been possible had I not received an excellent education myself from the Gili Shark Conservation team.
Attending ADEX in Singapore, one of the largest dive shows in the world
In March, I had the opportunity to attend the Asian Dive Exposition Ocean Festival, and this year’s theme was Sharks. At this three day event, I met some of the world’s leading shark conservation photographers, researchers, and activists. Gili Shark Conservation gave me the background knowledge I needed to engage in exciting conversations, as well as a platform to share experiences I had both in the Gilis and in Thailand.