Ocean Ramsey

Years of experience: 15

Expertise: White Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Sandbar Sharks, Galapagos, Bulls, Lemons, sand tigers, grey-silver-white reef, OVER 32 SPECIES.  

Qualifications and Position:

Shark Conservationist, Marine Biologist, Ethologist (Shark Behavior) Scientific Research Diver, Competitive Freediver, Professional Scuba Instructor, USCG Captain,Dive safety officer, 1st Aid/CPR/AED/E02 Instructor.  In-water behavior & interaction specialist. 

Juan Oliphant 

Years of experience: 18

Expertise: Tiger sharks, White sharks, Galapagos sharks, Sandbar sharks, Lemon Sharks, grey-silver-and white reef tip, etc

Qualifications and Position:

Media Manager, Professional Photographer/Videographer,

Shark Diving Safety Diver, Professional Divemaster, USCG certified 100 ton Captain. 

Who we are

Dedicated watermen and water women.  Scientists, Naturalist, Shark specialists, Competitive Freedivers, Eco-economists, Professional dive instructors,  Professional photographers and Videographers, PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate Students in the marine-science field.    

We are a group of people who love being in the Ocean, love seeing marine life, and work to give back to the animals that make it the amazing place it is.  

"Be the change you want to see in the world." 

Our Team

Our Vision

DR Michele Barnes-Mauthe

Years of experience: 6

Expertise: Sandbar sharks, Galapagos, & White tip reef sharks.

Qualifications and Position:

PhD Candidate.  Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

University of Hawaii

Research advisor, Divemaster, Underwater Naturalist, Scientific Research Diver

Jarrett Lau

Years of experience: 2

Expertise: Sandbar sharks & Tiger sharks.  

Qualifications and Position:

Surf Ambassador, Social Media and Safety Diver.

Your Support

Your personal involvement is what makes efforts to help protect sharks and other marine life a reality.  Every single person makes an impact, especially when they join together and focus their efforts.  We hope you will choose to join us in growing this important global community effort to help save sharks and ultimately conserve the ocean environment for our present and future human and animal generations.                       

Marine Conservation

Sharks are a vital part of a bigger complex inter-linked ocean eco-system.  Our primary focus is sharks but we understand and appreciate all marine life so we constantly work on other marine concerns such as marine debris that effects so much of our ocean inhabitants.  Jump on board with marine conservation as a whole.  Find inspiration and appreciation for every creature as they and we all depend on one another.                     

Imagine a world where sharks existed to roam their ocean to serve their purpose without threats from fishing, death from the demands for fins, pharmecudicals, or souvineers.  Imagine a world where sharks were protected and appreciated for their role, their biological niche, as the white blood cells of the ocean eco-systems.  This is our ultimate vision and all our works strive to inspire people to better understand, appreciate sharks, and ultimately come together to achieve this protection for sharks.

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught.”― Baba Dioum

Why Sharks?

We focus on shark conservation because to be completely honest, we love them.  That love comes from an understanding, appreciation, and years in the water with them.  To our team there's nothing better than being in the water surrounded by sharks.                        

Our Focus