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About Blue Shark Snorkel

Blue Shark Snorkel are proud accredited WISE scheme operators, promoting responsible wildlife-watching, through training, accreditation and raising awareness.

We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and experience of blue sharks, and it’s that spirit that we keep at the heart of every trip.

It’s a huge privilege to have the opportunity to show people these fascinating marine creatures off the Cornish coast, an experience that you might normally associate with tropical climates.

Our shark encounters also help to educate people about the value of sharks’ lives and help to remove any common misconceptions around the behaviour of sharks. Understanding the potential connection our visitors may have during a shark encounter will hopefully enhance and identify avenues to increase conservation efforts.

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Mark Johns is the skipper of The Celtic Fox. He’s spent many years fishing off the Cornish coast and it’s his incredible knowledge that enables us to always be in the best areas for seeing the sharks.

Mark is a commercially endorsed RYA Offshore Yachtmaster and Dive rescue skipper. He spent 10 years working as a local fishery officer on the patrol vessel in Newlyn and since then he’s been working in Marine electronics.

We’re very fortunate to have Mark onboard….no pun intended!

Lead Snorkel Guide and Photographer

Victoria is qualified SSI snorkel guide and award winning underwater photographer from St.Ives.

For years she’s been travelling the globe photographing whales but in the past few years has realised the marine life we have here in the UK is equally amazing.

In 2020 she won the title of Underwater Photographer of the Year in the ‘British living Together’ Category and spends most of her time in the ocean.

She’s more than happy to advise with camera settings and water housing setups.


At Blue Shark Snorkel we adhere to the following Code of Conduct for recreational snorkellers interacting with Blue sharks in Cornwall. These guidelines are designed to provide a safe and enjoyable snorkelling experience whilst respecting the sharks.

  • Try to stay within the shark’s field of view.
  • Don’t approach the shark, let the shark approach you. This is quite normal so just remain calm and still.
  • If you feel uncomfortable, move slowly to the side and out of the sharks path.
  • Don’t attempt to swim away quickly.
  • Do not swim behind the blue sharks as this can startle them.
  • Wherever possible, do not block the blue sharks swim pathway.
  • Stay away from the chum area.
  • Do not make unnecessary loud noises.
  • Be courteous to other snorkellers.
  • Follow the directions of your snorkelling guide and skipper.
  • Always remember these are wild animals.

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