Blue Sphere – Epic Encounter™

It all comes down to that one moment in time. Your breathing slows, your heart beats louder. Your focus narrows and your senses sharpen. Hours, days, weeks, and even years of planning and preparation to attain the unattainable…and then it happens when you least expect. BIGGER, better, faster, more intense, or more intimate then you ever imagined, a lifetime moment you will never forget. Your moment, burned into your soul. An encounter with the best that nature has to offer.

That is an Epic Encounter!

Current Expeditions

Whale Shark Aggregation – Isla Mujeres, Mexico –  July 2015  Only a 2 Spots Left

Blue Whales – Sri Lanka – March 2016 Details Coming Soon


Prior Expeditions

Blue Whales – Sri Lanka – April 2013
Sailfish Baitballs – Isla Mujeres, Mexico – February 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Humpback Whales – Tonga – August 2011, 2013, 2014
Whale Shark Aggregation – Isla Mujeres, Mexico  –  July 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014


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Unrivaled Experience

Shawn has a special affinity for big animals including sharks, rays and marine mammals, and he has traveled to the corners of the globe to document some the most impressive marine spectacles on earth. He has spent countless hours, filming in extremely close proximity to large tiger sharks, bull sharks, white sharks, schools of hundreds of hammerheads, and a variety of other predatory sharks, all without any protection. He has documented world-class encounters with hundreds of whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays, massive sardine baitballs, huge schools of sailfish, and all manner of other epic marine encounters.

Shawn’s endless energy and love for adventure have driven him to tackle some of the most physical and mentally challenging locations on earth. Through this process, he has acquired considerable first-hand knowledge of the oceans most important marine areas. He has organized, coordinated and led expeditions to some of the most logistically and environmentally challenging marine locations on earth. He has developed close relationships with operators, conservationists, and leading filmmakers that provide him direct access to these locations, and with years of filming in these spots, he knows exactly what it takes to deliver the Epic Encounter for his guests.


Adventures of a Lifetime

Our trips are designed for serious photographers, videographers, and those who truly are passionate about the oceans. We do everything in our power to achieve the best possible in-water encounters. Our guests come first and we work hard to make sure you are at the front the action, not behind! To ensure we achieve the best possible encounters, we have a set of practices, techniques and rules that we have developed over years that deliver results. For those who have done trips with us, they will testify that they work. Our rules of engagement are simple but essential:

  • We always work as a TEAM to ensure everyone gets the best encounters and images possible
  • Everyone MUST be ready for instructions while in the water. We will constantly be working to improve our position and create extended and exciting interactions
  • We do not CROWD the action. Crowding the top and bottom of a baitball for example, is the best way to kill the predation and end the encounter
  • Positive, energetic, excited and fun attitude is essential!

We must remember that we are dealing with nature and there are no guarantees. We may have to work to find the action and there may be days when weather or other conditions prevent us from finding it. For this reason, we need team players who are patient and contribute positively to the entire experience.