Great White Shark 3D

The Ocean Encounters team had the privilege to participate in the filming of a 3D movie for IMAX, centered around the great white shark. Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas of Yes/No Productions, this IMAX feature pays a long overdue tribute to the commonly feared predator.

The film is releasing on May 24/25 2013 in select cities in the USA as well as May 31 in Montreal, Canada.

For the complete schedule of showings, please visit the movie website for further updates.

Freediving Sailing Cruises Sept/Oct 2013 – get your spot now !

Want to combine a great vacation sailing the beautiful Aegean Sea aboard a 49-foot Bavaria sail boat and get to explore your breath-hold diving skills with two elite freediving instructors?

Reserve your spot now !

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Etes-vous tenté de par une croisière en voilier dans les belles eaux de la Mer Egée à board d’un Bavaria de 15 mètres et d’améliorer vos capacité d’apnéiste à l’aide de deux instructeurs de renommée mondiale ?

Réservez votre place maintenant !

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the Ocean Encounters Team William Winram and Fred Buyle
Photo: Playful young elephant seal in the Pacific Ocean | click on the image to download the desktop size photo

Ocean Encounters Freediving Cruises are On !

They are back and they are getting more popular every year.

For 2013 freediving sailing cruises, drop us an email mid-January. First come, first serve, they usually sell out by the end of March.

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See you again next year !


Ocean Encounters expands its expedition program in support of ocean conservation

“I am very pleased to be able to announce after months of work and discussions that we have found partial funding to support the purchase of tags, receivers and other material that is essential for many research projects involving sharks” says Ocean Encounters co-founder William Winram.

Therefore, in 2012, William and Fred Buyle will be assisting four different scientific expeditions, two in the Indian Ocean and two in the Pacific Ocean, working in four different locations and with six different species of sharks.

This partial funding will allow William and Fred to offer not only their support in doing the in-water work but it will finance much of the necessary equipment to help ensure that these scientific projects are successful.

Although the funding is extremely welcome and helpful, the Ocean Encounters Team is reaching out to the general public in search of individuals who are wanting to experience shark conservation in action. Their participation will help realize complete success of these expeditions.

To find out how you can make a difference in shark conservation and experience these animals up close and personal, contact

===> To read up on the details of this expedition, click here.