Volunteer in South Africa - Great White Shark Conservation


Published:

12/12/2017

Start Date

12/12/2017

End Date

12/30/2018

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Gansbaai
WC
South Africa

Description

Travel to majestic South Africa and volunteer in the Great White shark capital of the world.


Cage dive with Great Whites and collect data on many different marine species for marine biology research. Join leaders in eco-tourism and marine conservation by volunteering with a team of full-time marine biologists studying the Great White shark and other marine species.


Volunteer Work and Contribution:

Every volunteer becomes completely involved in the eco-tourism (cage diving) and conservation work throughout his or her stay. Participants will learn about the biology and behaviors of the marine species in the area, including the opportunity to get up-close and personal with Great White sharks.

Time at Sea:

  • Tracking sharks
  • Cage diving
  • 'Chum' trips - bringing sharks close to the boat to assess populations
  • Research on whales, dolphins, penguins, seals, and sea birds

Daily work includes:

  • Photo identification of species
  • Data collection
  • Assisting in the daily diving operations (including taking part in the dives)
  • Assisting the skipper and crew in various duties
  • Laying and retrieving of anchors
  • Preparing wetsuits and cleaning the boat


Get involved and begin the journey of your lifetime!!

Fee Required

Benefits

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome

Groups

International Volunteers

How To Apply


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