The Call of the Shark: Stage II
A project to develop a sustainable shark diving operation in alongside fishermen in Bahia Magdalena, Baja California in an effort to replace shark fishing and protect sharks in this area.
This project is the continuation of the project Call of the Shark: Stage I
Promote, sell and execute +10 expeditions to Magbay from march through november 2016
Take over +70 tourists to interact with open ocean marine life in the 2016 season
Work with more than 6 local families to execute shark dives and the local community
Train +2 local shark diving guides & +4 boat captains
Work alongside local and state authorities to develop the rules and best practices for shark diving in the area
Collect $185,000 pesos in donations to fund basic infrastructure needs, safety equipment, training, economic & scientific studies and marketing, to ensure the sustainability of shark diving in the area
Puerto San Carlos, Baja California
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BUDGET FOR OUR PROJECT
Safety & Emergency: $37,597.40
Equipment & Infrastructure: $212,402.6
Economic Study: $96,000
Scientific Study: $96,000
TOTAL: $442,000 MXN / $24,170 USD
Gerardo Perez, Pelagic Life
Safety Equipment, Buoys & Gear
In February, Pelagic Life decided to invest $150,000 pesos in Call of the Shark II. These resources came from various donations and sales from the Mexico Pelagico documentary film. For the 2016 Open Ocean Safaris season have additional security equipment that include a satellite telephone and first aid emergency kits for ocean activities. Additionally we now have a complete stock of wetsuits, fins and masks to avoid our clients to have to rent their equipment before the expedition. Finally, we have set up four buoys that will potentially attract pelagic species like dorado, wahoo, turtles and sharks to these locations thus increasing the chances of encounter.
MARCH - DECEMBER 2015
Season 1: Open Ocean Safari
During our first season, we took 48 tourists Magdalena Bay in Puerto San Carlos BCS on 7 expeditions which are calling Open Ocean Safaris. See all the trip reports here. Between March and November 2015 we generated $470,761.87 of economic benefits to the local community. These expeditions we involved 4 families in Puerto San Carlos that have been local operators.