South Africa Great White Shark Experience


With the world's shark populations becoming increasingly under threat and as a volunteer on this project you will play a pivotal role in observing and protecting these majestic creatures.  This is a very exciting program and not for the faint hearted!  You'll be getting up close to Great White Sharks, volunteering on a shark cage diving vessel and working alongside marine biologists conducting research on these fascinating creatures, their environment and other marine wildlife.  You might even … [Read more...]

Marine Research Internships with Whales & Dolphins, near Cape Town in South Africa


Our location offers significant opportunities for research as the ocean around Dyer Island is home to the most dense population of Great White Sharks.  Also, from July to December each year the bay is a vitally important breeding habitat for large numbers of the endangered Southern Right Whale.  The area is also home to populations of dolphins, as well as thousands of seals and seabirds.  Our conservation programmes offer unique year-round opportunities to work with many of these … [Read more...]

Conservation: Multi-Marine Project with Sharks, Whales and Dolphins, near Cape Town


Much emphasis is placed on observing behaviour and the interactions of sharks around the boat.  You will be taught how to get in and out of the cage and how to remain secure and safe in the cage.  You may have to record observations of the White Sharks.  This will include sex, size, markings and behaviour.  You might be asked to help fill in data sheets for the sharks they spot day to day.  Individual recognition of sharks is achieved through photographing dorsal fins, marks, scars and … [Read more...]

Conservation: The Great White Shark Project, near Cape Town in South Africa


The Shark Conservation organisation you'll work with is dedicated to the exploration and conservation of sharks and the preservation of their environment. Your work with them will help to gather accurate data on the white sharks to assist in management programmes for the ensured survival of the species. Your work will also help in their efforts to change negative public attitude towards sharks through awareness and education. When you arrive, you'll be given a lot of training before starting … [Read more...]

Great White Shark Project in South Africa

The Great White Shark Project is dedicated to the exploration and conservation of the world’s greatest predator, the Great White Shark, and its environment. The project works with students, eco-tourists, scientists, conservation organizations and marine resource users (subsistence fishermen, sport divers and dive operators) to gather data on Great White Sharks, correct negative misconceptions about sharks, and stop the needless slaughter of over 100 million sharks annually. Current programs … [Read more...]