- Program Types
- Featured Focus
- About Us
- Partner With Us
Before you say goodbye, we’d love you to join our movement for applied wildlife conservation.
We won’t share your information, and we pay close attention to what we send out.
And if you’d rather not, that’s cool too. You can still follow our efforts on social media.
We’re glad you signed up.
If for whatever reason you’re unhappy with our messages you can unsubscribe at any time. Just click ‘Unsubscribe’ at the bottom of every email we send.
But we hope you stick around. We’re just getting started at something pretty good.
Known as the White Shark Capital of the World, Gansbaai, South Africa is a very popular destination for tourists hoping to witness Great White Sharks in the wild.
Here’s your chance to take part in a Great White Shark volunteer program and see for yourself! This thrilling volunteer program works alongside marine biologists as they study Great White Sharks and other South African marine wildlife, as well as other marine experts as they conduct responsible tourism aboard their shark cage-diving and whale-watching vessels. You may choose a duration of 1-12 weeks at this exciting program, pricing is outlined in the itinerary below.
You’ll have the chance to assist in the study of shark biology, behavior and marine conservation, whilst lending a hand to the other crew and assisting with the safety and general well-being of travelers on the shark diving boat. By participating as a volunteer, you will take part in crucial conservation efforts as well as related community projects, including beach clean-ups. You will also have the chance to go on shark cage dives, and if volunteering for more than 4 weeks, you may go on the research boat.
This is the experience of a lifetime for nature-lovers, people interested in responsible ecotourism, or anyone who ever dreamed, or is dreaming of becoming a marine biologist!
Working alongside world leaders in responsible marine ecotourism, research, and conservation. Help with daily tourism operations, educate ecotourists, and assist marine biologists with their data collection on Great White and Bronze Whaler Sharks, whales, dolphins, and other marine species.
If staying for 4 weeks or longer, you may have the opportunity to become more involved in the work that the marine biologists are doing, such as data entry, taking photo IDs, etc.
Set in the Great White Shark capital of the world, you will have the opportunity to take part in conservation and community projects, cage dive, and gain experience working with other crew and tourists on the shark diving boat.
Rates for 2019:
1 Week: $675 USD
2 Weeks: $1225 USD
3 Weeks: $1750 USD
4 Weeks: $2090 USD
* Additional Weeks after 4 Weeks: $450 USD / Week.
** Prices are subject to fluctuate with currency changes as original prices are in South African Rand (ZAR).
|Official Language(s)||11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu|
|Capital:||No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein|
|Climate(s)||Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)|
|Major Airport(s):||Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism|
Travel to South Africa and participate in an extramural program for disadvantaged youth. As a volunteer, you will assist with the main objective of the...
Length of Trip: 2 weeks
Join an exciting, informative, fun, program in South Africa working with predator cats. You'll assist in a myriad of activities in an effort to help...
Length of Trip: 4 weeks