Dr. Erich Ritter & Pro Dive International invite you to
SHARKSCHOOL 2017 Christmas Edition

Celebrate Christmas among Bull Sharks on the Riviera Maya, Dec 18 – 24th!

After a successful SHARKSCHOOL last December, we invite you to join our SHARKSCHOOL Christmas edition in 2017! Press Release…




January 14, 2017

Did you know? There is no such thing as dangerous sharks, but dangerous situations? The key is to understand those situations. What better place for shark talk (and sharkschool) than with the experts Dr. Erich Ritter & Pro Dive International themselves, on the Riviera Maya in Mexico during bull shark season, when up to 20 individuals can be spotted? 6 days of super-exciting bull shark interaction, vibrant reef diving, lively exchange with like-minded, and Caribbean bliss await all our shark lovers and diving enthusiasts.

About SharkSchool™

In 1996, ”Green Marine” (Global Green Marine, Inc.) established the SharkSchool™ in Miami, Florida. SharkSchool™’s main purpose is to bring humans closer to sharks, focusing on how to interact with these animals while emphasizing their crucial position and importance in the marine realm. SharkSchool™ is run by Dr. Erich K. Ritter Ph.D., a shark behaviorist and avid conservationist. His teachings are largely based on his research in shark-human interaction where he examines factors that affect this relationship. He further analyzes incidents with sharks–erroneously labeled as ‘shark attacks’–and also recreates these scenarios to better understand the all too often misinterpreted incidents.

Christmas among sharks - Let's talk bull shark!!Space is limited!

Your SHARKSCHOOL™ RIVIERA MAYA package includes:

  • 5 days of BULL SHARK diving with Dr. Erich Ritter incl. 2 dives daily
  • 5 days SHARKSCHOOL™ seminar 1.5 hrs daily
  • 6 nights at the newly renovated Allegro Playacar 4*
  • Standard superior double room, All Inclusive meal plan
  • Airport return transfers Cancun – Playacar – Cancun
  • weights, fins, mask, unlimited free Nitrox

at US$ 1,799/ diver only

With each sign-up, we will add a 1-year digital membership with SHARKTRUST! Learn more…


+ “Christmas WarmUp Week” Dec 12-18, incl. 6 nights at Allegro Playacar, 4 days of 2-tank diving incl. 3 days Cenotes, free Nitrox, at US$ 1,099 p.p. only

+ “Christmas Extension Week” Dec 24-30, incl. 6 nights at Allegro Playacar, Christmas dinner, 4 days of 2-tank diving incl. 3 days Cenotes, free Nitrox, at US$ 1,599 p.p. only

+ Individual stay & dive packages at your preferred dates on request

Shark education and conservation has been one of Pro Dive’s major concerns ever since. Not only do they support non-profit organizations internationally, like SHARKANGELS, SHARK TRUST and SHARKS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, but also actively right in front of their door SAVING OUR SHARKS – a local project focusing on the protection of bull sharks on the Mexican Riviera Maya.

Join us for a super-exciting week of bull shark interaction!

Space is limited. Terms & conditions apply.

SharkSchool December 2016

This was SharkSchool Riviera Maya – The Second! Tons of fun, excitement and knowledge boost!


Sharkschool 2017 - Dec 18-24

6-night stay at Allegro Playacar, Standard superior double room, All Inclusive, 5 days of bull shark diving with Dr. Erich Ritter incl. 2 dives daily, 5 days SHARKSCHOOL™ seminar 1.5 hrs daily, Airport return transfers Cancun – Playacar – Cancun, weights, fins, mask, free Nitrox

Online price: US$1799.00

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Your host Dr. Erich Ritter

Dr. Erich Ritter has a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich in behavioral ecology and is the foremost expert in shark-human interaction. He did his post-doc at the University of Miami’s Rosenschiel School. He taught and teaches field courses for students, naturalists and divers in the Azores, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ecuador, Fiji, Jamaica, Maldives, Mexico, Palau, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, USA and Yap. He conducts his field research primarily in the Northern Abacos, Bahamas at the “Shark Education & Research Center” (SERC).

Your Hotel Allegro Playacar 4-Star Resort

Located just steps from downtown Playa del Carmen, and 40 minutes south of Cancun, the sun-kissed yellow walls and orange accents of the newly renovated Allegro Playacar beach resort welcome you to a joyful adventure on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

286 rooms, All Inclusive, 3 Restaurants, snackbar, pizzeria, 4 bars, 3 pools, spa, variety of activities & sports, kids club