Secrets of the trade

  • Diving proficiency is a must. Handling sharks is complicated in its own right, so being able to control one's buoyancy and having sufficient underwater experience is important.
  • Aquarists need to be adaptable and handle all kinds of situations because you never know what problems the animals might have.
  • One person cannot manage a whole exhibit or aquarium alone. Working with so many animals is a collaborative effort and good people skills are essential.