Underwater shutterbugs will have their photos judged by an impressive panel:
- Tim Calver – Professional photographer (“Pirates Of The Caribbean”)
- Jeremiah Sullivan – Marine biologist and developer of chain mail suits
- Craig Woods – Head of Bahamas Film Commission
- Frank Cooney Sr. – CEO Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
- Jillian Morris – Professional Photographer & Marine Biologist
- Katie Grudecki – Marine Biologist & Bimini Naturalist
Bimini has been at the forefront of shark science and shark conservation for decades with the establishment of the world renowned Bimini Biological Field Station (Sharklab), the world’s first Shark Free Marina and as part of the Bahamas Shark Sanctuary. Divers have also enjoyed countless species on various dive encounters, but this event marks the islands biggest media event dedicated solely to sharks.
“Each year the great hammerheads migrate through the crystal clear waters of Bimini,” according to a Bimini Sands press release. “Neal Watson’s Hammer Headquarters offers encounters with these majestic creatures lead by guides who developed the site and have over a decade of experience diving there. Part of the proceeds from each diver goes directly to local shark research and conservation efforts.”
The weeklong event includes shark diving, a wild stingray encounter, wild dolphins, a mangrove snorkel, all meals & beverages, luxury condo accommodation with the dive boat nearby, pro workshops and one-on-one tutorials throughout the week, and prizes including gear from Oceanic/Aeris, Pelican, Shark Armor, Pascal Lecocq and a weekend getaway with airfare and diving at Bimini Sands.
A separate “Video Week” will take place immediately before, from January 25 to February 1. For more information, email [email protected] or call US +954-615-1011/ Toll Free 800-737-1007.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s32vNelXLBk]