Manuela is a Portuguese shark diver and conservationist born in Oporto, Image Officer and Advisory Board member of the Sharks Educational Institute. She is an expert in sustainable alternatives for better practices of underwater shark tourism, graduated in Administration in Oporto with a large experience in customs clearance agency management, and as well as an artisanal plastic artist and a PADI certified Rescue Diver. Being since a long-time an experienced scuba diver and an international recognized underwater photographer, Manuela began to dive with sharks in 2008. Since then, she decided to dedicate a part of her time to promote shark conservation through the education for the protection and preservation of all the marine environment, mostly oriented for the most youngers.