Film & Television Production Services


We at San Diego Shark Diving Expeditions, Inc. feel strongly about sustainable use of in particular the ocean environment. While we divers enjoy all the wonderful discoveries and amazing animals we encounter, we also have the obligation to do all we can to preserve and protect this very special environment that really breathes life into our planet.

In fact, everyone has this obligation, and there are many ways to learn how you can help. You don’t have to get adegree in marine biology or anything of that sort, you can still help! There’s so much that can be done on a national and worldwide level, but you can start by helping within your own community as well. So much of the ocean environment it still undiscovered, we must do everything we can to protect it.

That’s why we are proud to be donors to the Shark Research Institute ( ) and the San Diego Oceans Foundation ( ).

We wanted to do more than just send in money, so we have teamed with Dr. Michael Domier of the Marine Science Conservation Institute, ( ) to provide his research project with images and field notes on the Great White Sharks seen at Guadalupe Island by our diving guests.

During the latter half of the 2002 Great White Shark season, our sharp-eyed wrangler, Jessie “Sharkchik†Harper, began collecting images from our divers and taking field notes on the markings and behaviours of individual White Sharks. We have now identified and named 105 different Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island. During our trips we carry a binder with images of each named shark showing left, right, tail, dorsal fin, and frontal views. We hope to educate our guests about the sharks at this very special destination and encourage them to take action, either by donating to their favorite ocean conservation or research organization or participating in one of the projects themselves.


More Resources on Great White Shark Conservation

Film & Television Production Services

San Diego Shark Diving Expeditions, Inc. can assist your production.  We can provide:

Shark diving services In-Water  & Topside Video Crew
Chain mail shark suit rentals Film vessel charters
Shark cage sales and rentals Shark chumming supplies
Stock Film Footage 

Note: In conjunction with DiveGeeks Productions,, and [email protected], we can provide your production with  stock footage.  We have footage of Blue Sharks, Mako Sharks, Great White Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Great Hammerheads, Bull, and other sharks, Mola Mola, pelagic jellyfish & sea creatures.

You’ve seen our work on…

We have worked on the following productions and TV shoots:

“Spawn of Jawsâ€Â by ICON films -A Shark Week episode about tagging Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island, to be aired in 2014
“Oceansâ€Â a feature film by Galatee Productions and marketed by Disney- the film debuted in Febuary 2010 Popular Mechanics for Kids – Canada
Secrets of the Ocean Realm – Howard Hall Productions Blue Planet – BBC  Squid vertical migrations, shark interactions
Discovery Channel – “Aquanautsâ€, shark diving support and equipment PBS-“The Secret Lives of Sharks and Rays“ – Marty Snyderman, Partridge Films
Real TV – supplied shark diving footage (two different shows) NHK TV Japan – “Shark Manâ€
KGTV – San Diego Channel 10 News – Loren  Nancarrow,  reporter “San Diego Sharks†KCAL TV – Los Angeles – Leanne Suter, reporter on site
MTV– “Senseless Acts of Video†– Troy Hartman The Weather Channel – “Atmospheres†with Paul Goodloe
Animal Planet-“Shark Gordonâ€-Shark Suit Rentals Animal Planet – “Questâ€- supplied shark chumming supplies
KFMB-TV “San Diego Sharks†with Shawn Styles The Travel Channel – “Destination Dangerâ€
National Geographic-White Sharks of Guadalupe Water World – feature film starring Kevin Costner, shark diving support

Shark Tattoos

If you have a shark tattoo and would like to share it on this web page we encourage you to send us a clear close-up image of the tattoo along with a head shot of yourself and a short bio. You can add whatever you wish to the bio. Tell us where you had your ink applied, the reason you decided to get the tattoo and what it means to you.

Steve Moores:

Hey all, I am Scubasteve1981(on Instagram) follow my travels there. I have always been ScubaSteve to my friends, even before I started diving. Randomly I guess they all knew I was going to be in the water and, that my love of all things Sharks would draw me to these amazing predators.

I first dove with the Great whites of Guadalupe in 2005 through the Nautilus Explorer liveaboards company as a Chef aboard the Nautilus Explorer. That was the first time I met “Doc†with his awesome team of San Diego shark diving and from then on, I was HOOKED(not in the literal sense) to the biggest predator in the ocean, the Great White.

Right after my return to Toronto, Canada I sought out a tattoo parlor and the first sketches of my shark tattoo came about. Finally after a few sketches and some detail changes I decided it was time for a full calf tat.

Now after this time with Doc again aboard the Nautilus Explorer it is time to seek out another shark tattoo, hopefully of my new girl(sorry Michelle) Lucy, the most beautiful of all the old lady sharks. I will be scouting my Gopro and taking the best images of Lucy and putting them to life on my right Calf.

The Great Whites of Guadalupe rule, the trips are awesome, the food is smashing, and I would highly recommend any and all people take the time and invest in your own travels. Take the plunge with San Diego Shark Diving and, the Nautilus Liveaboards.

Bob Brown:

“I am 65 years old and am retired, I  have a full body suit tattoo, I created Virginia the vagina shark to represent my two favorite things.â€


Jess is from Winnipeg, Canada. He got his tattoo in 2012 “I have been fascinated with great whites since as long as I could read, and made a pact with myself to learn to scuba dive as soon as I could so that I could go dive with them. Great whites exemplify evolutionary perfection, power and cunning; breaching is an exceptional example of their adaptation and it is an awe-inspiring spectacle. Six years later, I finally fulfilled my dreams and got to dive with these incredible animals.â€

Jerri Lea-Stoley:

Jerri is a delightful Canadian.  “I’ve loved sharks from a very young age. My dad used to put jaws on so I’d stop crying when I was little, he would chase me in swimming pools while doing the DA NA theme from jaws, my curiosity and my love grew as I got older. And after 30 years finally seeing the great whites at Guadalupe my love grew more seeing them up close. I feel honored to have seen them. Beautiful and majestic. My tattoo is just simply because I love sharks.â€

Ryan Wilson:

Ryan was working as a dive-master aboard the Belle Amie for the White Shark season.  My Shark Tattoo: After a few years of diving and almost being 18 years old I had many ideas of what i wanted my shark tattoo to be. I got the idea for my tattoo from my 1st ocean dive trip when I was 12 years old. We went to the Turks & Caicos Islands, I was so excited and ready to get in the water, around 7am our DM jumps in the water 1st to set the lines. After about a minute he comes up yelling for us to get in the water was a shark by the line. With just my mask and fins I jump in! I was so excited to see a shark on my 1st dive in the ocean after my certification I was hooked! After the dive my dad hits me in the head saying he waited to see a shark after years of diving, I  got one on my 1st ever! My Brother and I are the artist and was recolored in 2014.

Deb Dwyer:

Deb was on the Aug 16-20, 2016 Great White Shark expedition aboard the Belle Amie. She was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona.

“Ever since I can remember I have been in awe of the ocean and all it beautiful creatures. I learned to scuba dive when I was 25, getting my certification in San Carlos, Mexico. I have several tattoos-all ocean and fish related. My love for sharks, the Great White, in particular was a thought that came to me when I was about 40. I got the tattoo in Tucson at Old Towne tattoo by owner and artist Tony Edwards. I’m grateful I got the tattoo because I get compliments all the time about the realism of it. Now with my recent dives at Guadalupe Island it means even more to me.â€

Shannon “Chum Girl†Walker: 

Shannon worked as a Shark Wrangler for two seasons with us during that time she earned the moniker of “Chum Girlâ€.. She was an endless source of entertainment on the boat and actually did a pretty good job of handling the passengers and wrangling the sharks. She is a killer poker player so don’t challenge her unless you want to lose your shirt! She’s now off outfitting her own sailing vessel preparing for an around the world adventure filming episodes of the expedition with her boyfriend. She placed the shark tatoo ion her forearm in 2008 so she could easily see it to remind her of the fun she had as a shark diving diva. We wish her well on her globe- trotting adventures.

Chris Dillman: 

A Wisconsin native got the tribal shark tat as a conversation starter so he could educate non-divers about the importance of sharks in the marine environment. Kudos to Chris for making the commitment to shark conservation.