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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Dive in crystal blue water and discover the rich biodiversity of the South Pacific while assisting with the local management of marine protected areas.
Volunteer in Mozambique on this project and help with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Work closely with marine biologists monitoring and conserving Great White sharks, seals, whales and other marine life.