World Wide Experience

Ashley Adams Travel (UK) Ltd, Guardian House,
Surrey
United Kingdom

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Country
South Africa
Locations
South Africa
Duration of Program
3 Weeks
Dates of Program
Flexible Dates
Group/Independent
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years +

 
 
Project Review

If you want to dive in with tiger sharks, and you're already immersed in the world of science and conservation, this shark research programme is made for you. This exciting shark protection project puts you deep in the realm of an apex predator for an unrivalled experience in marine conservation. Volunteering for this research programme in South Africa will mean working face to face, without the protection of shark cages, with one of the ocean's top predators on marine biology conservation research that will get your pulse racing.

 
 
Major Responsibilities

    The programme of marine biology conservation is based on current research into the movement and behaviour of tiger sharks within the Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area. It is designed with those volunteering for the marine conservation tasks in mind, providing practical hands-on experience in many aspects of shark conservation and fish research including ultrasonic tagging and photo-identification.Volunteers will form part of a focused research group and gain an invaluable insight into the field of Marine Biology research and conservation.There is no other programme in Africa, or possibly the world, which offers volunteers such a dynamic and comprehensive marine predator experience, making this is a unique opportunity for people interested in marine biology, conservation and volunteering to help protect the environment.

 
 
Cost/Program Fee
£1,999 for 3 Weeks

 
 
What program fee Includes

    Contact the Organization at info@worldwideexperience.com

 
 
Skills/ Qualifications

No specific Skills or qualifications are required.the volunteer must be friendly and should have good communication skills.

 
 
Arrangements for Room/Food

Accommodation for researchers volunteering for marine conservation projects will be at Ellingham Resort, located less than 500 m from Shark Park. Situated in beautiful forest surroundings with unspoilt views of the ocean these wooden chalets are self-catering with shared bedroom and bathroom facilities.The chalets are within close proximity to nearby shopping centres, restaurants and bars. A shuttle service will provide daily trips to help interns get around during their shark conservation placement.

 
 
Application Process

Contact the Organization at  https://www.worldwideexperience.com/gapyear_application.asp

 
 
Any Missing Important Information

    General working hours are from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. Depending on fitness, motivation and interest students have the option of working longer or shorter days.During their days off from volunteering, marine conservation interns may enjoy additional activities at Rocky Bay, such as surfing, fishing, hunting for crayfish (which are great to eat), horseback riding, golf, and canoeing, as well as a host of other activities. There's even a local crocodile farm to visit. Dolphin and whale watching opportunities are limitless on every excursion to sea. Shark conservation interns also have the opportunity to visit Ushaka Marine World and the Natal Sharks Board in Durban. In the evenings there are plenty of local bars and restaurants to be enjoyed.

 
 

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