Who are we?


Jenny Waack, 

Founder Galapagos Shark Diving

Dive Master


Email: jennywaack@gmx.de




Jenny Waack is founder of the Galapagos Shark Diving and is supporting the research project Galapagos Whale Shark Project since several years. She is a native of Germany. She studied business administration, graduated as Certified International Investment Analyst and worked many years in Investment & Retail Banking in Germany.


Her passion has always been traveling, diving and discovering the world. On her travels she fell in love with whale sharks, Galapagos and the marine enviroment, dedicating her live to protect these gentle giants and the oceans. She is supporting the Galapagos Whale Shark Project in media and communication as well as in the dive work in the field research. When not helping with the project she is working on an expedition ship in remote polar regions and continues to work in the financial sector in Germany.


She speaks fluent German and English and has a working knowledge of Spanish. She resides in Ecuador and enjoys diving, hiking, yoga, skiing and any kind of outdoor activities.

Jonathan R. Green, FRGS  

Founder & Director Galapagos Whale Shark Project

Dive Master


Email: jonathangwsp@gmail.com



Jonathan R. Green is the Project Founder & Director of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project. He is a sciences graduate of the University of North London. He has worked for nearly three decades in the Galapagos Islands and has several thousand dives in the surrounding waters. An early fascination with whale sharks let to the founding of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project with a view to better understanding the part Galapagos plays in their life cycle.


He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London and when not in the Galapagos works on expedition vessels in the Polar Regions. He also teaches photography workshops in destinations around the world and has won several international awards.


He speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and basic knowlegde of German.

Our Mission - Why we love what we do?

Why we love what we do?  


We like to ...

  • ... offer DIVING WITH A PURPOSE - combine an incredible dive experience while helping research & conservation of whale sharks!
  • ... make the world aware of the endangered status of whale sharks, show how everybody can help in giving more detailed information about these gentle giants of the oceans.
  • ... show YOU how you can become a Citizen Scientist and support research of many of shark species.
  • ... give us the possibility to dedicate more time to the project and the conservation of whale sharks.
  • ... give back to nature & marine life