Great White Shark Conservation
Who: African Impact
Where: Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa.
Focus: Great white shark research and conservation.
When: All-year round. Project starts every week on a Monday.
Duration: 2-12 weeks.
Suitability: Over 18s.
Cost: 2 weeks from ZAR 15600.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Observe great white sharks by boat on a daily basis (weather permitting).
- Cage-dive with great white sharks to record observations such as sex, size and markings (no scuba diving training required).
- Engage in field-research and collect data on free-swimming sharks.
- Be taught about sustainable, responsible ecotourism.
- Learn about the biology and behaviour of the great white shark.
- Discover how to keep yourself safe at sea, including boat handling, maintenance and how to tie some useful knots.
- Assist with research and learn about shark conservation.
- See other wildlife species such as whales, seals, penguins and dolphins.
- Immerse yourself in local South African culture.
Sleeping: Four cottages, with up to six people per cottage. Each cottage includes a kitchen, dining area, lounge/ TV, swimming pool and games area. Bicycles are available for use.
Food: Breakfast and lunch included; dinner self-catering; there are supermarkets and restaurants nearby.
Base size: Max. 24 volunteers.
Support: Airport pick up and 24-hour on-site support.
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