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Sub Dives & Shark Research

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This silent auction package is not able to be bid on prior to the gala. Each person who signs up for this package wins (up to six people)!

Deep-Sea Sub Dives and Shark Research

Value: $10,000 + $5,000 Donation to WildAid Per Person

Sign up for a spot on an incredibly unique experience. Six individuals to spend four days in the Bahamas in the field with leading shark biologists from the conservation NGO Beneath the Waves, as they collect data on shark behavior and health in one of the world's largest shark sanctuary. The experience will include two, one-hour to three-hour dives (weather dependent), in a 2-person submarine, as well as two days of hands-on shark-tagging research.

You will become submerged in the depths of the Bahamas, at depths up to 1000 feet, looking for sharks alongside leading researchers.

You will help collect the data needed to keep sharks protected in the Bahamas. A focus will be on tiger sharks, which the team has found to be mating in the deep sea habitat off Nassau, New Providence Island, in the Bahamas. Guests will stay aboard an expedition vessel and will include all food, non-alcoholic drinks, and accommodation on board.

The four days in field will occur between June 1 -June 15, 2020. Specific dates will be communicated to each winner when the specific dates are confirmed.

The bidding is for one person only. Each bid is $15,000 (including a $5,000 donation to WildAid). Note that every person who bids will get a spot on board, however after six guests this trip will be full.

For more information about Beneath the Waves select here.

Watch a video about this experience here.


  • Cannot be transferred or resold and not redeemable for cash
  • Each spot is for one person who will be sharing a cabin onboard with one other guest
  • Excludes all airfare to Nassau, Bahamas and hotel accommodations and food in Nassau
  • Each guest to sign wavier and be in good health with no major heart issues
  • This is a dry boat - alcohol will not be available on board

Generously Donated by Beneath the Waves