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.
June 21 - July 14, 2020 $7,280 Waitlist Enroll Now
July 18 - August 10, 2020 $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


Credits Available


Certification Available


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.


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