General Assembly Program

Dr. Erich Ritter holds workshop on behaviour of sharks and communication between sharks and humans from the waters of Palau are legendary for their year-round living shark population. Best conditions so to hold a course on the behaviour of sharks here and to provide a platform for bringing together people and sharks. SharkSchool, a unique program for human shark encounters, will take place in September 2010 for the first time in Palau. Exclusive host is the dive of Sam’s tours. The program was developed by the famous shark researcher Dr.

Erich Ritter and aims, divers, snorkelers and swimmers closer to sharks and the true nature of these incredible animals. SharkSchool program provides an in-depth understanding of the behavior of sharks, as well as the basic principles of their body language, their likely intentions and how one should behave in encounters with them. Dr. Erich Ritter, founder who says SharkSchool: There are no dangerous sharks, only dangerous situations. Sharks have a verfalschtesten and worst reputation of all animals on this planet. Countless myths have survived centuries up to the present day, who have nothing to do with the reality. You are the main reason why sharks now hunted down, killed and brought to the edge of extinction without sound reasons. Divers, who often encounter sharks underwater, are an obvious target group, sharks compared with interest to show and to learn more about these fascinating animals.

They can help to spread the factual knowledge about the sharks and also to protect them.” Dermot Keane, CEO of Sam’s tours and founder of the Palau shark sanctuary added: we are proud of our sharks and engage us for their protection. Palau has an extensive history in this area. We at Sam’s tours very pleased to be able to offer this program, and we want to make a contribution to improve knowledge about the behavior of sharks. After the President of Palau our waters to the shark protection zone declared who is the next logical step in our ongoing effort to educate the general public about the importance of sharks to the survival of our oceans, to bring the SharkSchool Palau.” The SharkSchool Palau will take place from 22-28 September, 2010 at Sam’s tours. The exclusive, one week all inclusive program is based on five days workshop with Dr. Erich Ritter, five days of diving, accommodation and all meals. Prices start, depending on the accommodation, already at $ 1,829. For all dive tour operators working with Sam’s tours, the programme can be booked directly as well as via Wirodive at Sam’s tours. On September 25, 2009, Johnson Toribiong, President of the Republic of Palau said during a session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, the waters of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Palau to the world’s first shark protection zone officially recognised. President Toribiong called for a ban of the practice Finning of shark fins and called on other Nations to follow the example of Palau.