Our Team

Jim Abernethy – Conservationist, Photographer, Filmmaker and Author

Jim Abernethy is an award-winning author, photographer, cinematographer and conservationist who pioneered shark encounters without a cage. Starting at a young...Read more

Susan Papes – Liveaboard Coordinator

USCG 100-Ton Captain / Liveaboard Coordinator: A USCG Captain, Divemaster and retired PADI Instructor, Susan has been diving in Palm...

Ryan Sobel – Tech Expert

Ryan joined the JASA family in June of 2014. Currently, Ryan is a reservations specialist, who is more than happy...


Emma is a 14 foot Tiger Shark. She was born somewhere in the Atlantic, and started frequenting Tiger Beach in...

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