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SILENCE OF THE SHARKS - December 2015

Did you know? Sharks don't feed on humans. Humans feed on sharks. The official SILENCE OF THE SHARKS video invites you to watch, share and join the campaign to save lives and make a difference!

THE VOICE OF DIVING INSTRUCTORS

Diving instructor?
Care about the ocean?
Your destiny calls!
Here’s your opportunity to make a difference.

Organizing 500 divers in one dive site is a logistic challenge by all means, but fortunately, we have successfully led such a dive as the opening protest of this campaign and our experience only ensures this dive will be a safe, fascinating and enjoyable one. Just as during the dive held in 2015, each diving instructor will be leading a group of 10 divers throughout an organized, well-planned ahead setup. However, since the experience and safety of many divers depends on our team of instructors, we seek for only the most trained and responsible leaders for this job. Are you up for the challenge?

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THE VOICE OF CHILDREN 

Children of the world are joining this fascinating and important journey of saving the sharks by drawing the protest banners held underwater during the dive. For this purpose, a competition is held online, inviting all children in all countries and all ages to create their own protest banner and to share it on a dedicated platform established on the SILENCE OF THE SHARKS website. The winning banners will be printed on waterproof ads and will be carried underwater by the protesting divers. 

  The best drawing of them all will be awarding its young creator and one of his parents with an invitation (flights and accommodation) to participate in the event Sponsor by DAN Europe. 


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Program & Time Table

 

Silence of the Sharks Conference and D-Dive
Program and Time Table
 October 19th-22nd, 2017
Eilat Israel

 

 

Thursday October 19th, 2017

9:00-20:00 Arrival to Eilat, registration and sign-in at Isrotel Yam Suf (hosting hotel, Coral Beach)

At Village Beach
20:30 Opening Ceremony with Mayor of Eilat 
20:45 Red Sea Diving Memories with the "Shark Lady" Dr. Eugenie Clark: Howard Rosenstein 
21:15 Sharks in the Red Sea: Dr. Avi Baranes
21:45 Malpelo Shark Patrol: Christian Petron.

Friday October 20th, 2017
At Isrotel Yam Suf
10:00 Meeting for D-Dive group leaders and guides: Nir Avni

In memoriam to Rob Stewart, filmmaker and conservationist

At Village Beach
20:50 Introduction by EcoOcean: the Campaign for Protection of Sharks and Rays in Israel
21:00 ‘The Life of Rob Stewart; Screening of Sharkwater’ : Amos Nachoum
21:30 NGO’s role in documenting tragedy while world watches: Wolfram Koch, SharkProject
22:00 Recruiting children for activism, the role of Children’s art activism: Shlomo Cohen
22:20 Ocean Giants are thrilling, frightening, but misunderstood: Amos Nachoum

Saturday October 21st, 2017

At Isrotel Yam Suf
10:00-12:00 Morris Khan Marine Exploration Society: Welcoming Morris Kahn, activities and progress in the first year of MKMES operations

Silence of the Sharks Conference
Organized by Ecoocean and University of Haifa at Isrotel Yam Suf
Introduction by Morris Kahn and Andreas Weil
Session Chair: Dr. Dan Tchernov

14:30 Status of Sharks and Rays in the World; Dr. Yannis Papastamatiou
15:30 Following the Finning Track: Dr. Demian Chapman
16:00 A clip on sharks in Israel- towards a campaign for the protection of sharks & rays in Israel - presented by EcoOcean
16:10 Sharks and rays in the Mediterranean and the Israeli coast: Adi Barash
16:40 Citizen science of sharks as a tool to support conservation: Dr. James Thorburn
17:15 -17:30 Coffee Break
17:30-18:30 Panel Discussion: Shark Tourism, Promoting Conservation or Detriment to Sharks?
Panel leader: Phil Simha; Participants: Adi Barash, Mike Lever, Amos Nachoum, Yannis Papastamatiou, Demian Chapman and James Thorburn

At Village Beach
21:00-21:30 Briefing for all divers participating in D-Dive: Nir Avni director of the dive and Dan Europe, Dr. Assaf Zvuloni, marine ecologist, Israel Nature & Park Authorities.

21:30 Special presentation by Dr. Sylvia Earle*

Sunday October 22nd, 2017 D-DIVE with Live Broadcast

In memoriam to Eugiene Clark, also known as the Shark Lady

At Village Beach
08:00 to 08:30 Arrival and registration at Village Beach, according to the groups.
10:30 Words of welcome and support by Mayor, representatives from Ministries of Sports and Tourism
11:30 Divers enter water for the D-Dive.
*Detailed program of D-Dive can be seen on the website.
14:00 free afternoon

21:00 Farewell divers beach party - Village Beach