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PADI Shark Speciality Courses

PADI Shark Specialty courses combine classroom theory with practical shark diving experience. Get up close and educated about the oceans apex predators!

Learn about shark behaviour, biology, ecology and conservation with internationally renowned shark expert.

Contribute directly to shark conservation. The cost of your PADI certification card goes to the PADI Project Aware. The cost of your course materials goes directly to SHARKLIFE a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection and conservation of South Africa’s shark species.

All the PADI Shark Speciality courses are run in South Africa – where many species of sharks are found right on the doorstep. Your host Debbie Smith is a PADI Instructor with over 20 years’ diving experience. Debbie is the only South African to be recognised in the International Women Divers Hall of Fame. In 2007 she was acknowledged for her outstanding shark conservation work and joins renown marine biologists Dr Sylvia Earle and Dr Eugenie Clark on this prestigious list. She has works with tiger sharks, raggy-toothed sharks, whale sharks and bull sharks and is an International Director of the Shark Research Institute.

PADI Distinctive Speciality Shark Courses:

  • Tiger shark / Black tip shark
  • Raggy tooth shark
  • Whale shark
  • Bull shark