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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Work closely with marine biologists monitoring and conserving Great White sharks, seals, whales and other marine life.
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!
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.
Travel to South Africa and volunteer in the Great White Shark capital of the world. Cage dive with Great Whites and contribute to marine conservation.
Work alongside our marine biologists and the local community, helping with conservation through research, education and diving, collecting data on mantas, whales, coral reefs and fisheries!.
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.
This project will give you the perfect opportunity to learn about these creatures and gain experience in conservation as your gap year working with threatened whale and dolphin populations.
Assist with vital marine research of the world’s largest fish - the magnificent whale shark - in one of the most stunning marine environments on earth.
Volunteer in Mozambique on this project and help with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys.
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.