Just the word ‘shark’ is sometimes enough to make someone’s heart race, but these are some of the most beautiful and misunderstand creatures in the marine world. Shark populations are declining and volunteers are needed more than ever to participate in shark conservation research. Volunteer with sharks and cage-dive in some of the most pristine waters in the world whilst learning about these divine creatures.
Shark conservation requires extensive research including monitoring and observing the na-tive populations. This data is then gathered and analysed so that the documents created from it can serve to educate the local and wider communities. This work is usually carried out by volunteers. Other tasks that are sometimes the responsibilities of the volunteers in-clude taking tourists out on shark-spotting boat trips and general boat maintenance. Ac-commodation is usually basic but clean and best of all, provided. Weekends are usually free and volunteers are encouraged to explore the local area at their free will.
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Learn to dive or improve whilst contributing to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research in Sodwana Bay; one of the world’s prime dive locations.
Live on the beach and join a world-class research team in Southern Mozambique, one of the best diving locations in the world. Help in the conservation of whale sharks, manta rays and turtles.
Live on Frontier’s purpose built research beach camp in the south Pacific and get involved with the conservation of these beautiful, vital and yet most misunderstood animals of the sea.
Work alongside community members in the rural fishing village of Jiquilillo and with the Caribbean locals on Little Corn Island! Change the world, change your life & Be the Roots of Change!
Join our research team in paradise and work alongside experienced marine biologists while earning your PADI Dive certification all the way to Open Water SCUBA Instructor!
Join the local community of Malapascua in working to protect their marine environment, famous for its thresher shark encounters, and build for a sustainable future.
Get involved in groundbreaking marine research in a location unlike any other & have the opportunity to get up close & personal with Great White Sharks & South Africa’s wildest marine life!
Immerse yourself in an underwater adventure at Mexico’s Baja California Sur, and work towards the conservation of shark species in the area.
This project is ideal for anyone with an interest in these misunderstood animals. Join the Fiji Shark Project, helping to determine the diversity and behaviour of these endangered species.
This Shark Conservation project is the chance of a lifetime for volunteers to work on a pioneering research project alongside respected scientists and shark research experts.