Welcome to SDM Adventures

Thank you for visiting SDM Adventures. We are an organization which provides big animal dive adventures for photographers, videographers and big animal enthusiasts. We specialize in big animal diving and our expeditions allow our guests to view, interact, and dive with some of the most exciting animals in the oceans; such as Whale Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Sailfish, Crocodiles, Whales, and many more. We take you to the top places in the world for the best opportunity to successfully encounter these animals in the wild.  We started this company 11 years ago, as the publishers of Shark Diver Magazine. In 2003, our readers began asking us where it was that we went to get our stories and was it possible to join us. It sounded like a great way to interact and get to know our readers, so we began inviting our readers on our adventures. We no longer publish our magazine, but the adventures have continued…our guide, Eli Martinez (creator / editor of SDM) will be at your side as we travel to the different places around the world in search of the ocean’s greatest big animal treasures. 


Featured Expeditions

Shark Sessions Episode # 1 “Charlie”

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Shark Sessions are short films we created to profile people who are just Kick Ass characters in the shark diving world. People who are making a difference, whether it be;…

To Touch A Tiger

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Here is a video created to show the other side of sharks, the side that is never shared with the public. Did you know that some sharks enjoy a nose…

Whale Sharks, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Every year whale sharks migrate to the food rich waters that are just a few miles off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. For the past 6 seasons we have…

Recent Blog Posts

Video Journal # 111 – Trip Notes from our June 2013 Croc Diving expedition.

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I was going through some old blogs and stumbled upon a video entry from the end of our 1st croc diving expedition to Banco Chinchorro. It was an amazing trip…

MAY 11, 2014 Video Journal # 112 – A high light video from our 2014 Oceanic Whitetip Expedition

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Life has been crazy for me lately, from filming our upcoming Shark Week show for Discovery to all our expeditions we have been leading. Its been amazing but busy. So…

SDM Adventures in the News

Mirror – The shark whisperer: Fearless diver has killers of the water eating out of his hand

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After 10 years of trying, Eli Martinez has developed an amazing relationship with the deadly beasts FEEDING lethal tiger sharks is like tickling trout for this brave diver. But it...
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The Sun – Friendly shark looks pleased to sea him Brave diver’s high-five with ‘ferocious’ fish

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By MATT QUINTON Published: 20th March 2012 THIS animal slap, er snap, shows the amazing moment a brave diver high-fived a SHARK. Eli Martinez was swimming off the coast of...
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The Telegraph – Pictures of the Day: 15 January 2013

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Eli Martinez gets a shark to roll over at Tiger Beach off the Bahamas. He says: 'I've been going to the same spot for the last 10 years and after...

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not – Shark Whisperer

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Eli Martinez, or the shark whisperer, has learned how to speak and interact with sharks! SOURCE: RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT