Take part in our community science project and help us gather vital information about global shark distribution. During the Great Shark Snapshot we want buddy pairs, dive centres, clubs and boats to join us and record as many shark, ray and skate sightings around the world as possible. 

We will come together, go diving, and record all the sharks that we see in a global Great Shark Snapshot event. Over time, each Snapshot will build a clearer picture for shark scientists and conservationists. A picture of species distribution around the world and population changes. 1/3 of sharks and rays are threatened from destructive fishing, climate change and habitat destruction. The data collected will help scientists put effective conservation plans in place to help species.

22nd - 30th July 2023


22nd - 30th July 2023


Anywhere in the world!

Just go diving!

Record all the shark, skates and rays that you see

Log them in our Shark Log database or by using our new Shark Trust app

Go to Shark Log 

If you can grab a photo then great - but it is not necessary for you to be included in this huge shark data collecting event.


Want to share that you are taking part in the Great Shark Snapshot with your diving buddies? Download our social media images and let others know you are supporting us! Just right click on either the shark or the ray and spread the word!

Don't forget to tag us and use the hashtag #GreatSharkSnapshot

Want to be part of a Great Shark Snapshot group?

The map of 2023 participants is now available and more events are being added all the time.

Go to Map

Register your dive centre/club/boat

Click Here

You will be able to record your shark, ray and skate sightings using the Shark Trust App or via the recording website.

* Please follow all of the safety guidelines issued by your training agency and all instructions given to you by the dive centre/club you are diving with.

** Please follow any local guidelines and laws on interacting with and photographing marine life.

Thank you!

We want to thank all of you that took part in our first Great Shark Snapshot in July 2022. You recorded 1,846 sharks and rays during the last week of July! 49 different species from 14 countries. Hundreds of divers took part, as individuals, on liveaboards, and with their dive centres or clubs. We loved hearing about how much you enjoyed the week of community science and how many of you are going to continue running similar events throughout the year.