Sharks are known to be an extremely valuable draw for tourists, attracting millions of dollars in dive-related tourism every year. SOS, therefore, supports responsible shark ecotourism that clearly promotes conservation and public awareness, and only when experienced operators carry out their activities responsibly and with due regard for the safety of both the sharks and the public.
Our view on this issue is based on the most current scientific literature, where available. However, we recognise that our knowledge of the natural world is ever changing and new discoveries are being made every day. If you believe our position on this issues may warrant a review, based on new scientific evidence, please send us your comments and any related literature and we will endeavour to investigate and amend our position where appropriate.