Maldives Ocean Expedition: Tiger Sharks Through Lens & Science

March 6 - 13, 2024



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Maldives Ocean Expedition: Tiger Sharks Through Lens & Science
Jono Allen
Guided Trip

The Story

Join us on an epic Maldives adventure to Fuvahmulah Island, locally known as 'shark island' for good reason. Encounter over 180 tiger sharks, witness manta ray migrations, and share the waters with dolphins and pilot whales. Guided by two phenomenal Storytellers Guides, this isn't just a trip; this adventure blends shark dives, photography mastery, and a commitment to ocean conservation into one unforgettable journey.

So, what's in store? Dive daily into the heart of tiger shark territory, guided by your personal in-water experts. Take the helm on our exclusive dhoni boat, yours for five full days of open-water explorations. Skill up your photography skills with a series of interactive workshops led by professional underwater photographer Jono Allen. Unlock the art of capturing the beauty of sharks in diverse lighting and depth conditions, guided by Jono's expert insights and techniques. And dive deeper into the scientific world of sharks with shark scientist Arzucan "Zuzu" Askin. Learn how to photo-ID the sharks you encounter and interpret their behaviours, making your underwater encounters even more meaningful.

Dive in, capture the magic, and champion our ocean's preservation.

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The Highlights

  • 7 nights accomodation in Fuvahmulah
  • 2 (!) Storyteller Guides & Airguides Expedition Leader
  • Daily tiger shark dives
  • 5 full days of exclusive dhoni boat use
  • Expedition trips out in open water
  • Photography Masterclasses & Shark Science Presentations

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$2,800 USD

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Jono Allen

Maldives Ocean Expedition: Tiger Sharks Through Lens & Science

Meet Your Storyteller Guides


Jono is a professional wildlife photographer, marine environmental scientist and freediver. A passionate ocean advocate, he is the Director of Ocean Culture Life and Co-Founder of Fuvahmulah Marine Foundation. Wether it be leading encounters with humpback whales in Tonga or apex sharks in the Maldives, Jono’s experiences are guided by one motivation, to facilitate unique connections with wildlife. To provide travellers the opportunity to exchange eye contact, and experience that once in a lifetime moment of silent face-to-face dialogue with the giants of the sea.


Known as "Zuzu" among locals on the island, Arzucan is a marine conservation scientist, technical diver and sailor based at the University of Oxford. Her passion for our world's sharks reflects in her work as Director of the Miyaru Fuvahmulah Shark Research Programme. A Fellow of the RGS-IBG she has led multiple research projects and remote marine expeditions examining the complexity of human ocean relationships across the globe. Supported by Rolex, she recently spent a year advancing her technical diving abilities to conduct deeper exploration projects underwater.

Day by Day


You'll get picked up

Malé to Fuvahmulah, Maldives

Welcome to Fuvahmulah Paradise


Dive into Fuvahmulah's Depths

A Symphony of Sharks, Science, and Storytelling


Fuvahmulah to Malé

Farewell to Paradise

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Maldives Ocean Expedition: Tiger Sharks Through Lens & Science
"Swimming with tiger sharks, I learned that fear is often a product of misunderstanding, and that these majestic predators play a vital role in the ocean's delicate balance."

- Sylvia Earle
Fuvahmulah, The Maldives
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What Our Travellers Say

“Thanking the stars I found Airguides and Jono's trip. We were totally taken care of! Paul answered all our questions and took care of the details so all we had to do was get there. Jono Allen is an amazing, talented photographer who created a special group experience. The WHALES were mind blowing. What a gift to be in Tonga staring into the eye of a baby whale! This trip was a lifelong dream come true. I highly recommend it so much we’ve already signed up again for next year!"

United States

"The Airguides trip to Tonga to swim with humpback whales was the experience of a lifetime. I have traveled all over the world, and nothing compares to being in the wild, rustic, deep blue waters of the South Pacific while interacting with whales and their calves. A wonderful and caring team made our adventures stress free. Absolutely amazing, so much so, that I am doing it again this year! Thanks a million Paul, Jono, Al, Alistair, Christian and Polly!"

United States

"Thank you for your help in putting together our trip to the Northern Territory. Everyone agreed that it was the best family holiday we'd ever had and - even better - everyone nominated something different as 'the best thing'."


"The trip with Airguides was magic. Paul was our kind and patient guide, Mark Fitz was our talented and positive photographer/storyteller. It was a perfect mix of activity and relaxation and I’m already planning my next Airguides trip."

Lisa Thomas

"I recently visited Lady Musgrave Island with Airguides. They have a unique and meaningful approach to travel and travelling with and learning from a world-class photographer, who was on the trip, was incredible."


"I cannot say enough amazing things about Airguides and the amazing honeymoon they planned for us. We began our trip planning by being overwhelmed with travel blogs, not knowing what was actually the best plan for us."

Ashley Ferrel
United States

“Just had an amazing trip to Heron Island organised by the Airguides team. Perfect balance of activity and relaxation, they made it so easy. Can't wait until I can do another trip!“

James Crowley

“ We recently organised our trip to Heron Island with Bibi and Paul as a last minute getaway. Seamlessly dealt with and an added bonus of having a world-class photographer/ free-diver as our story teller. The trip has only whet our appetite for more positive and relaxing experiences with the Airguides team- Awesome “

Damon Faint