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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Shark Photography with Attack Survivor

Kilauea, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Mike

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will learn what makes a shark a shark, why they are an important part of a healthy ocean. I'll go into camera gear specifics, along with how to use waterhousing. Then we will explore and take a virtual visit to the best shark diving locales on Earth- New Zealand, The Bahamas, and Isla Guadalupe! Ethics of shark diving and ecotourism will be discussed, along with the power of sharing shark imagery on social media.

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Mike can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $100.
From $20
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mike

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Aloha!

I am Mike, and am a surfer, photographer, shark attack survivor and shark advocate. I lost my leg to a tiger shark surfing at home in Hawai'i as a teen, and have been in awe of the animal that nearly took my life ever since.

I've been a professional photographer for over 15 years, featured on CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, MSN, Yahoo!, Discovery, Google, Smithsonian, Vice, Buzzfeed, Daily Mail and The Huffington Post. Time Magazine named me top three shark photographers to follow, and I have a community of a 250K devoted shark loving fans on Instagram. I am the recipient of the GoPro Hero award, and am often diving with sharks around the world. My goal is to balance the narrative Hollywood scripts, showing that sharks are both brains AND brawn. I am active in shark legislation, and have spoken out for sharks at the UN and US Senate.
Aloha!

I am Mike, and am a surfer, photographer, shark attack survivor and shark advocate. I lost my leg to a tiger shark surfing at home in Hawai'i as a teen, and have been in awe of the animal that nearly took my life ever since.

I've been a professional photographer for over 15 years, featured on CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, MSN, Yahoo!, Discovery, Google, Smithsonian, Vice, Buzzfeed, Daily Mail and The Huffington Post. Time Magazine named me top three shark photographers to f…
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About the organization: Challenged Athletes Foundation



The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. CAF’s mission is clear: give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Challenged Athletes Foundation.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Dena
June 2020
this experience was world class! Mike's passion is over the top obvious, and the professionalism he showed from his kindness, to his storytelling to his photography was truly special and inspiring!
Sara
June 2020
Mike provided a interesting experience especially for those interested in diving and photography. He is an admirable individual with the work he does to advocate on behalf of shark welfare and ocean conservation.
Kim
June 2020
Amazing opportunity to hear the spectacular life of man vs beast. Mike is passionate and compassionate about his photography, sharks, and the ocean. Listening & seeing his life long work is inspiring. I highly recommend this Shark Experience w/ Mike!
Amazing opportunity to hear the spectacular life of man vs beast. Mike is passionate and compassionate about his photography, sharks, and the ocean. Listening & seeing his life l…
Elizabeth
June 2020
Really interesting to learn more about sharks and Mike’s process! Looking through his work, you can really see the “human” characteristics of sharks that somehow he’s been able to document! Also, overall, Mike is a friendly soul!
Nadine
June 2020
A wonderful experience to learn about sharks and photography. I really hope more people take the time with Mike to learn more about these incredible animals that many people fear. I would recommend for anyone!
Zach
May 2020
Mike was an extraordinary guide through shark photography! Not only did he make me want to go diving with sharks, and show me how to take and edit pictures to make them look as sexy as possible, Gave me a deeper appreciation for sharks themselves! Beautiful, misunderstood creatures who need a better publicist. Can’t wait to do this in the real world, but in the meantime, Mike did a phenomenal job making me wish I was surrounded by sharks, which is not something everyone can do!
Mike was an extraordinary guide through shark photography! Not only did he make me want to go diving with sharks, and show me how to take and edit pictures to make them look as sex…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.