Dr. Erich Ritter's Team & Pro Dive invite you to
SharkSchool® Yucatan, Mexico 2024

We will do it again, and give those magnificent predators in front of Playa del Carmen the maximum attention they deserve.


Our next edition of SHARKSCHOOL® – a collaboration of Pro Dive International and SharkSchool® Dr. Erich Ritter – will be held from Nov. 30 – Dec. 7, 2024! 





Let's talk Bull Shark!SPACE IS LIMITED

This trip to the Yucatan Peninsula is an exotic mix of underwater adventure, intense encounters with nature and culture, and Caribbean flair on snow-white sand beaches. In the winter months from December to March, bull sharks gather in the crystal-clear water just off the coast of Playa del Carmen. Join SharkSchool and Pro Dive International for a week-long Bull Shark encounter from Nov. 30 – Dec. 7, 2024!

And while you’re here, you don’t want to miss out on exploring the famous cenotes of the Yucatan peninsula.

Your SHARKSCHOOL® RIVIERA MAYA package includes the following:

  • 5 days of bull shark diving with Dr. Erich Ritter’s team incl. two dives daily
  • 5 days of SHARKSCHOOL® seminar 1.5 hrs daily
  • 1 local reef dive on the first day of your stay (orientation/ familiarization)
  • 7-night stay at the Allegro Playacar, 4* beach resort
  • Superior double room, All Inclusive meal plan
  • Airport return transfers Cancun – Playacar – Cancun
  • Free Nitrox for Enriched Air certified divers

at US$ 1,999 per diver on double occupancy basis

Individual stay & dive packages and extension options are available on request: Cenotes, Cozumel & archeological sites of the Riviera Maya.


Shark education and conservation has been one of Pro Dive’s major concerns ever since. Not only do we support non-profit organizations internationally, like SHARKANGELS, SHARK TRUST and SHARKS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, but also actively right in front of our own door SAVING OUR SHARKS – a local project focusing on the protection of bull sharks on the Mexican Riviera Maya.

With each Bull Shark dive you contribute to the conservation of those sharks, as Pro Dive International donates US$5 of your diving fee to the local non-profit organization Saving Our Sharks, and actively supports their projects.


Join us for a super-exciting week of bull shark interaction!

Space is limited. Terms & conditions apply.

Your SharkSchool® HostHeike Schönthal

As some of you might be aware, our dear friend and colleague Dr. Erich Ritter sadly and unexpectedly passed away in 2020. His team under Heike Schönthal will continue his legacy:

“Hello! I’m Heike, a shark lover, passionate diver and scuba instructor. Over the past 7 years, I’ve spent my vacation traveling with Dr. Erich Ritter who shared his comprehensive knowledge about sharks with all participants of his SharkSchool. During this time I learnt a lot from him about interacting with those animals. Dr. Erich Ritter (+ 2020) was a globally recognized behavioral scientist specializing in shark-human interaction. Since 2017, I’ve worked with him in the SharkSchool®Teaching association and keep passing on his legacy, knowledge and vision on many travel adventures. Throughout my diving career, I’ve encountered a variety of sharks in Mexico (Yucatan and Guadalupe), the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Egypt, the Azores, the Maldives, the Philippines and the Mediterranean Sea. I can’t wait to meet you in the Riviera Maya, Mexico!”