Adopt one of the sharks visiting Fiji’s First National Marine Park, the Shark Reef Marine Reserve through our conservation initiative ‘My Fiji Shark’.
‘My Fiji Shark’ is a not-for-profit conservation initiative created by Beqa Adventure Divers ‘BAD’ with support from the United Nations Development Programme ‘UNDP’. The sharks you see here offered for adoption are resident to Fiji and visit the Shark Reef Marine Reserve (SRMR) on a consistent basis. Shark Reef is Fiji’s First National Marine Park and Shark Sanctuary. There are over 200 individually named sharks catalogued in the scientific database of the SRMR from its’ inception in 2003. From the population of visiting sharks, through this special program we are offering a carefully curated selection of individuals for adoption.
When you ‘adopt’ a shark, you adopt an individual: one with a name, a personality and a life history. Each individual is personally known by the research and dive staff who spend 5 days a week, every week diving and interacting with them. Their life histories and personalities have been documented and many of these amazing individuals have been subjects of scientific publications supported by Beqa Adventure Divers.
How do we name the sharks? We name sharks on the basis of their distinctive permanent features such as scars, deformities, missing or damaged fins, genetic markings and unique coloration.