The idea of volunteering with sharks might set your heart racing, but these are some of the most beautiful and misunderstood creatures in the marine world. Shark populations are declining worldwide and volunteers are needed more than ever to participate in shark conservation efforts and research. Volunteer with sharks and you’ll also get the opportunity to cage-dive in some of the most beautiful oceans in the world, including off the coast of South Africa, learning about these creatures close-up.
Shark conservation requires extensive research work, including monitoring and observing native populations. This data is then gathered and analysed so that it can be used to shape future marine conservation efforts, as well as educating local communities. And that’s where you come in! Volunteering with sharks will often see you meeting people and taking tourists out on shark-spotting boat trips to help educate them, and of course spending a lot of time observing these majestic creatures.
If you’re interested in shark conservation, take a look through the options here. You’re bound to find something right for you.