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Shark

Unfamiliar is Scary

This I feel is much of the reason why people fear sharks. This is why Kathryn and I set up Friends for Sharks and why we took the route we did – educating people on what sharks are really like, to enable people to gain some familiarity with these incredible animals. Are they dangerous? Well […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Unfamiliar is Scary

Diving Thailand

Our last trip blog for the Friends for Sharks 2015 World Tour focuses on diving with Projects Abroad in Thailand at the tourist hot-spot of Ao Nang – well known for its stunning beaches, beautiful island groups, warm water, coral reefs and cliff climbing.

Projects Abroad conduct 3 days of survey diving per week alternating between […]

By |February 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Diving Thailand

Meet BRUV!

What at first glance might look a bit like an enormous shiny spider crab is actually a growing phenomenon in underwater species distribution research. BRUV stands for Baited Remote Underwater Video and they’re being deployed in various locations around the globe for a number of research projects. Here in Fiji, Projects Abroad are using them […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Meet BRUV!

Shark tagging in Fiji

Fiji is well known for its shark diving tourism and boasts a considerable number of species of these amazing creatures. Visitors from around the world travel for thousands of miles to experience the incredible spectacle of sharks swarming around them. Bull sharks are a highlight with Tawney Nurse sharks, White and Black Tip Reefs, Grey […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

Smelling Sulphur

While both Kathryn and I had recovered from our illness by the time we left our rest-break in Bay View campsite near Napier, we were still drained by the ordeal. We looked forward to visiting Taupo and especially Rotorua which is known as the health centre of New Zealand thanks to its active geothermal nature. […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Smelling Sulphur

Non-stop in Nelson

It was seven weeks ago that we left Te Anau YHA where we’d put our time to good use booking plenty of events for the Nelson area. We were fortunate to be granted the same treatment by the wonderful YHA folks in Nelson for the fifteen events we had arranged up here. Our Wendekreisen Campervan […]

By |June 27th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Non-stop in Nelson

Sexing a shark – male or female?

By |May 10th, 2015|Videos|Comments Off on Sexing a shark – male or female?

Freezing Fundraising Swim on New Year’s Day

“It was a cold and windy winter’s day!”

Every story needs a dramatic start and that particular cliché seems appropriate when on New Year’s Day 2015 Friends for Sharks stepped out to make good on the promise of the previous 2 months of fundraising. At midday Nicholas was due to swim for as long/far as possible […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Freezing Fundraising Swim on New Year’s Day