We are having a great week here at HQ and have a number of exciting developments to share with you. Firstly, I am delighted and proud to announce Friends for Sharks is now sponsored by Fourth Element. This company is a personal favourite of mine as a scuba diver, both for the quality of their products and because they support a number of environmental projects and works closely with organisations including The Shark Trust and Project AWARE. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Fourth Element for sponsoring us and we look forward to working with them in the coming year.


Fourth Element

Friends for Sharks is proudly sponsored by Fourth Element


Take a look at the Fourth Element website here for their range of technical and lifestyle dive clothing and to learn more about this fantastic company. I personally recommend their Arctic Undersuit range, which is absolutely perfect under a drysuit for keeping warm. As someone that feels the cold, I can attest my Arctics keep me toasty even during cold January dives in Cornwall, England!


Secondly, we have our first two Friends for Sharks events booked for our time in Cornwall this winter. We will be presenting at the Winter Lecture series of the Polzeath Marine Conservation Group and also the Looe Marine Conservation Group. We are really looking forward to these talks and will confirm the exact details nearer the time. Please also watch this space for other talks we are organising within Devon and Cornwall.


It has been just shy of a month since we launched Friend for Sharks and we would like to take a moment to thank those that have supported and sponsored our work so far. Every share, like and word of encouragement has been hugely appreciated by Nicholas and I and we wouldn’t be able to do this without you! A huge thank you and fins up especially to:


The Scuba News

Dive Media

Shark Diving Xperts

Fourth Element

Joanna Hordern Curzon

Eve Curzon

Chloe Houston Mandy

Kate Evans


Finally, the video linked below is a must watch for today to raise a smile. I can’t say I have ever seen this happen when I worked as a white shark dive guide at Seal Island in South Africa. The Cape Fur seals (sea lions) we saw were always wonderful to watch, all 64,000 of them, and they are highly intelligent animals. It always amazed me that the sea lions had the presence of mind, after being breached upon by a white shark, to then swim to the shark’s tail and ‘work’ the shark until it gave up and moved away in search of an alternative meal. That is incredible when you consider how much stress the sea lions are under at the time. I rather like this seal’s idea though…


Cape Fur Seal