| Scuba diving with sandtigers +
| August 9-11 2013
| Morehead City, North Carolina, USA.
| Olympus Dive Center Lodge.
if you stay at the lodge.
if you arrange your own accommodation.
IN 2013 FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL SHARKFEST!
Registration includes: 3 days of shark diving (including a night
dive), 4 nights dorm accommodation, Sharkfest BBQ, film screenings, Sharkfest 2013
commemorative tee shirt and more.
Come diving with Sandtigers at Sharkfest!
Sign up here:
What is Sharkfest?
Sharkfest is a celebration for shark people comprising of
three days of shark diving and a film festival just about
sharks. This isn't Sundance so leave the tuxedos at home.
Movies will be screened on a digital projector in the lodge
or outdoors on the back deck of the dive center (weather
Sharkfest is a long overdue opportunity for all shark fans
and shark divers to get together, dive and talk about
sharks. If you're a shark junkie you belong at Sharkfest.
Where and when is Sharkfest?
Sharkfest will be hosted by Olympus Dive Center in Moorhead
City, North Carolina from the 10th to the 12th of August 2012.
Olympus Diver Center is Sandtiger Central. Known as the
Graveyard of the Atlantic, the treacherous coastline of the
Outer Banks is peppered with wrecks that are home to North
America's largest population of sandtiger sharks.
How much is Sharkfest?
Sharkfest is $660 which includes:
Three days of shark diving weather dependent. Diving includes air tanks and
weights. Nitrox fills are extra (recommended for NC's
100ft+ dive sites).
Four nights accommodation in Olympus Dive
Center's lodge which is a two minute walk from the boat
dock. This is dormitory style accommodation. Its not the
Ritz but its clean and tidy and the atmosphere is fun.
Bring your own bedding.
Our Sharkfest barbeque on Saturday night
including beer and wine (while it lasts).
A commemorative Sharkfest 2013 Tee Shirt.
SIGN UP FOR
Sandtiger Shark Diving, Shark Film Festival, Sharkfest
Shootout, And our annual Sharkfest BBQ Bash
THURSDAY NIGHT: Arrive in Moorhead City and take over the
FRIDAY MORNING: We'll be heading out early on our first day
of Shark Diving with North Carolina's big, bautiful
sandtiger sharks. Our destination will be determined by
reports of where the best shark activity has been. The
wrecks are a long way off shore so expect to be out until
about 3 or 4pm.
FRIDAY NIGHT: The big movie screening night. We'll be
viewing short movie entries on a projector in the lounge of
the lodge. Based on the calibre of some of last year's
entries it should be a fascinating show.
SATURDAY MORNING: Lay in and relax! We're heading out at
midday for our second day of shark diving. Destinations
determined in the same way as day one. If the sharks are
really thick on one wreck we may spend the entire weekend
there. It isn't about the wrecks, this is our chance to get
up close and personal with some of the most charismatic
sharks in the ocean.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Our second dive of the day will be a night
dive on one of the sharky wrecks. If you've never dove with
sharks at night imagine slowly finning along a historic
wreck and suddenly seeing the flash of a sandtiger's
menacing smile. This is not a dive to be missed!
SUNDAY MORNING: Last chance to get some killer shots of the
sandtigers. Two tanks of shark diving then home in time to
dry out your dive gear and stroll down to the dock for
SUNDAY NIGHT: Our BBQ bash on the deck of Olympus' Dive
Shop. We'll be providing all the food you can handle plus
some refreshments so stay if you can.
Join us for the
sharkiest weekend in
The boat is filling up! So please respond asap so that we
can make this the best shark diving weekend possible.
YOUR SHARKFEST 2013 TEE SHIRT:
Book your spot! Email:
Join me for the biggest Shark Diving party of the year!
Film makers are welcome to submit short films or full length
documentaries. Screening times are limited so depending on
the amount of submissions some films may be rejected but
this is still a new festival within a very small niche so we
do not expect this to happen.
In the next few years we hope to build Sharkfest into a
major event on every shark enthusiast's calendar but right
now Sharkfest is an informal celebration of sharks including
diving, screenings and good times. Screenings may be a
little chaotic so please understand that Sharkfest is more
about participation than official accolades.
Film submissions will be reviewed on Elasmodiver after the
All films must be about sharks. They can revolve around
shark conservation, shark diving, shark biology and behavior
or any other sharky topics. Fictional shark movies are also
welcome. The theme 'you should be scared of sharks because
they are bloodthirsty man eating monsters' is highly
discouraged. Shark-fishing films will be rejected unless
they are about conservation.
Film Makers are not required to be present but it would be
even better if they can attend to talk about their film.
To send or suggest a film please email:
Contact us about Sharkfest:
SIGN UP FOR SHARKFEST 2013 NOW!