Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Debra Canabal earned her Ph.D. in biomedical science in 2007. During graduate school, Debra starting photographing sharks and wildlife. From then on her passion grew and her love for sharks deepened. Debra volunteers at Shark Research Institute and is their Director of Development. Debra also owns and operates Epic Diving (www.epicdiving.com) where she specializes in oceanic whitetip shark expeditions. As an owner of Epic Diving, she believes in conservation-minded shark tourism that focuses on photography and videography expeditions. She feels it is important to change people's perception of sharks, and these encounters, and the images and footage that comes from them, offer a different perspective and appreciation for sharks which will help lead to their conservation.