Cathedral Conservation & Education
Education & Conservation
As we feel that more is better, we have extended our team by one of the most iconic figures in the shark world, Erich Ritter PhD, who is kind enough to supervise our shark conservation efforts and conduct Shark School Fiji, a yearly event, for the first time June 4 – 11, 2016 at Beqa Lagoon Resort.
We are further in preparations of a shark conservation project with the University of the South Pacific.
As we felt the need to do more research of our own, we are currently in the process of hiring a marine biologist, who’s duty will be to catalog our sharks and create a database, which we’ll share publicly.
We are hoping to get way more sharks to the site and learn more especially about the relationship between different species.
Shark Education & Kids
Beqa Lagoon Resort is home of Kids Sea Camp, holidays for the whole family.
Last July/August we provided shark education for the very first time for parents and kids alike – After a thorough theory part about sharks and shark behavior by our GM Dieter Kudler, who ran his own shark dive for almost 10 years, we dove with our Kids Sea Camp guests from age 12 to 80+.
We drove divers to Cathedral, we brought shark enthusiasts back to the resort – we had to change plans and offer 4 days/week tiger shark diving (we are doing 3 days Mon/Wed/Fri on regular bases).
It was an amazing and extremely fulfilling experience – kids talking about nothing but sharks, being so excited – adults with big smiles showing overly thrilled their shark footage – divers thanking us for the best dive in their lives.
This experience was so awarding that we have decided to take the program a step further – bringing “the man” to Fiji – Erich Ritter PhD will run the program and has developed special children materials – no matter if you are 5 or 100 years of age – you like sharks, you should not miss this event.