Shark Conservation

Many shark species are in danger of becoming extinct but you can give sharks a fighting chance by teaching AWARE Shark Conservation to your students. Teach divers and non-divers through Independent Learning or Classroom Presentations, and certify even if sharks are not seen on Training Dives.
Help our friends the sharks.

Sharks are unique and play a crucial role in keeping our ocean healthy, but we are close to losing some shark species forever.

Not a diver? No problem! Everyone can help the sharks through their personal actions and purchase decisions, this Study Guide shows you how. However, you can also contact your local PADI Dive Centre to join an AWARE Shark Conservation course for the classroom presentation alone. You will receive a certificate of participation and who knows, perhaps be inspired to become a diver!

Want to know more about sharks in your region or at your travel destination? Then contact a PADI Dive Centre to complete your AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty Course. Your PADI Instructor will introduce local sharks and tell youabout their conservation status. During your training dives you will use the AWARE Shark Conservation Guide To Impacts on Sharks to appraise the location for potential impacts on sharks or features that may help protect sharks.

We have a unique location in Mogan, Gran Canaria for seeing angel sharks. Angel shark is on of the endagered shark species.
The Angelsharks are flat-bodied sharks, very ray-like. They bury themselves in the sand or mud with only the eyes and part of the top of the body exposed. They have a blunt snout and are camouflaged to blend into the sand and rocks of the ocean bed. They have long, wide fins that look like wings, giving it its name. It is also known as the monk shark, sand devil, and monkfish. Angelsharks are frequently caught for food.
They have small, sharp teeth in trap-like jaws.
The various species of Angelsharks range in size up to 6.5 feet (2 m) long. The Pacific Angelshark is up to 5 feet (1.5 m) long.
Angelsharks eat fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. They spend the day hidden in the sand and rocks of the ocean bed. As fish swim by, the angelshark bursts up and surprises the prey, catching it in its trap-like jaws.
They are bottom dwellers that live on ocean floors of depths from 10 to 4,300 feet (3 to 1300 m). They live in warm temperate oceans in the southern hemisphere.
They reproduce via aplacental viviparity with litters of 8-13 live-born pups. In aplacental viviparity, the eggs hatch and the babies develop inside the female’s body but there is no placenta to nourish the pups.
Not extremely fast swimmers. Their prey is even slower.

Now you have the chance to help our friends the sharks!

Here at Gran Canaria Divers we are offering you to take the distinctive Shark Speciality Conservation course, by Project AWARE.
You have the unique opportunity to dive with ANGELSHARKS! Come and join us on our House Reef in Mogan, where we have lots of juvenile sharks, that we see tham on every Night dive!

Or just join us on our night dives with the sharks!

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