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Diving Expeditions – 2017

If you’d like to join any of the listed expeditions please contact SRI at (609) 921-3522, or email: [email protected]


This is a unique opportunity to experience the Afuera (the great massing of whale sharks in the Caribbean). Swim with hundreds of whale sharks (yes, hundreds!), witness vertical feeding on fish spawn, shark trains (nose to tail swimming) and other behaviors of these massive, yet gentle, sharks.

Dr. Jennifer Schmidt, Director of Science and Research, is taking a small group of divers to the Mexican Riviera to swim, free dive and snorkel with the giant sharks during the Afuera.

Objectives: This expedition is field oriented and will seek to answer the following
■ How much time do the sharks spend feeding at the surface.
■ What are the sea surface temperatures when whale sharks are present.
■ We will also gather photographs of individual whale sharks for the Ecocean database.
For further information, contact SRI at (609) 921-3522 or email: [email protected]


Patrick Nason has been working with the shark callers of New Ireland for the past year. If you’d like to join him for a week or more of diving and hard work, contact SRI at (609) 921-3522, or email: [email protected]


Jay Ireland and Georgienne Bradley are leading a dive trip to Cocos aboard the luxury yacht, the M/V Argo with the Undersea Hunter Group, one of the world’s preeminent adventure dive operators, for a 11 Day / 10 Night Cruise – February 15-25, 2017 – the height of the season.

The Argo is an intentional blend of work ship and luxury yacht, serving as a platform for the DeepSee submersible. The 130-foot vessel was designed to pamper up to 16 discriminating passengers in 8 spacious, well-appointed staterooms. The ship’s chefs prepare fresh, international-level, four-star cuisine.

COST (If booked through SRI): $4,500:

Included –
Ground Transportation from San Jose to Puntarenas and return
11 Day / 10 Night Cruise with All Meals, including Beer
Divemaster Service; 7 Days of Action-Packed Diving with 3 to4 Dives per day (incl. Nitrox, Tanks & Weights)

Not included –

  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • Hotel Nights
  • Meals before & after the cruise
  • Sea Save Foundation administrative fee of $100
  • Park Support fee of $490
  • Dive Insurance (required)

+ Deposits are nonrefundable
+ Trip insurance is strongly advised