High School Study Abroad Adventures

Fiji Shark Studies

Immerse yourself in the world of marine biology and gain a new understanding and appreciation for sharks while scuba diving stunning coral reefs with your friends.

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Unforgettable days diving with sharks

  • Scuba dive and collect survey data on shark behavior alongside biologists and fellow researchers.
  • Collaborate with local conservationists to dispel the misinformation and myths surrounding sharks.
  • Earn your PADI Advanced Scuba Diver certification while drifting past bright coral habitats and colorful sea fans.
  • Develop an understanding of the cultural and historical connection between sharks and the Fijian culture, listening to locals tell stories of Dakuwaqa – the ancient shark god.
  • Kayak down the Navua River and learn about traditional Fijian highland culture.
PROGRAM DATES COST AVAILABILITY
June 21 - July 14 $7,280 Waitlist Enroll Now
July 18 - August 10 $7,280 Available Enroll Now
“The mixture of shark diving, soft coral diving and cultural experiences was perfect. The academics were challenging and a lot of learning that was nothing short of worth it! This is one of Broadreach’s best trips!” Katie, high school alumna

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Credits Available

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Certification Available

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Service Hours

Three natural science credits available through Lesley University.

Course description: This course surveys natural history, biology, behavior, ecological and social importance, threats and conservation of sharks. Coursework consists of both academic discussions and hands-on field research, examining local shark species and global populations.

Course objectives: 

  • Examine sharks and their relatives from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes comparative anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavior, conservation and international relations.
  • Survey similarities and differences among major shark groupings.
  • Understand the importance of diversity tropical marine systems and the role of apex predators in ecological health.
  • Explore the use of Marine Protected Areas and the importance of connected habitats in mobile marine animals.
  • Discuss and learn about the importance of sharks in the Fijian culture.

One PADI scuba certification available: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

Eight hours of service learning through projects dedicated to data collection and maintenance projects.

Requirements:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent scuba certification.
  • Must be at least 15 years old to participate.