SSI Shark Ecology

SSI Shark Ecology

SSI - Shark Ecology

Sharks are fascinating but can be very intimidating if you come across one in the water! SSI and SHARKPROJECT have decided to actively support the positive image of sharks by founding the Shark Diver specialty. Divers have the chance to find out more about sharks and to learn the correct techniques when meeting sharks. By observing certain precautions when you are lucky enough to encounter one underwater can help ensure your safety and theirs.

Cost: 5,000 Thb 

Eco Objective
By taking the SSI Shark Ecology program, you will learn how sharks and their behavior are often misunderstood, and how you can safely observe them in their natural habitat.

Course Content:
• Fear of Shark
• Biology
• Ecology
• Diving with Sharks
• Different types of Sharks

What do I need to start?
You have to already have completed the Open Water Diver Course with either SSI or PADI. Big Blue provides all equipment, boat trips, etc., for the duration of the course.

Am I fit to Dive?
Read this medical questionnaire, if you can answer yes to any of the questions, you may require medical clearance to enroll on a diving course. Email us at if you would like more information.

How long will it take?
The course takes one day to complete.

Typical Diary
Day before course starts, you’ll be given a text book to read through
Day 1:
• 10am -12pm: You'll meet with your Instructor & learn the theory behind the Shark Diver Specialty and complete a multiple choice exam.
• 1pm - 5.30pm: Depending on the time of year, you will have the chance to either dive or snorkel with sharks!

How do I book?
To book your course and accommodation please fill in your details here, listing the courses you are interested in in the comments section. A minimum 10% deposit is required to reserve your course.