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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Immerse yourself in an underwater adventure at Mexico’s Baja California Sur, and work towards the conservation of shark species in the area.
Dive in crystal blue water and discover the rich biodiversity of the South Pacific while assisting with the local management of marine protected areas.
Join marine biologists working closely with sharks, going cage diving with them and conducting valuable research into their behaviour. All on South Africa’s glorious Cape coast!
Work closely with marine biologists monitoring and conserving Great White sharks, seals, whales and other marine life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!